Kyler Murray

Arizona Cardinals star Kyler Murray shared an encouraging update on his condition Wednesday after ACL surgery, vowing “I’ll be back.” But according to Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, the quarterback will likely miss the start of the 2023 season.

“ACL surgery was successful, thank you for all the love and prayers,” Murray tweeted, a day after his surgery. “I appreciate the support and positivity more than I can express, I’ll be back.”

The Cardinals quarterback suffered a torn ACL Dec. 12 in a game against the New England Patriots.

Although a recent report suggested Murray could rehab his knee in time for the start of the 2023 season, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Wednesday that he “probably” won’t be ready. Kingsbury also said that Murray’s uncertain status for early next season played a part in his decision to sit Colt McCoy this Sunday.

“It’s tough, he wanted to play,” Kingsbury said. “It’s just in our situation … probably not having Kyler to start the year, it’s the right thing to do.”

Fourth-year quarterback David Blough will start for the Cardinals against the San Francisco 49ers.

Murray completed 66.4% of his passes this season, for 2,368 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 418 yards and three scores for the Cardinals, who are 4-12 heading into the season finale.

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