Kyzir White, a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals, has been a crucial member of the team this season. He played in the first 709 defensive snaps before tearing his bicep during Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.
On Monday, head coach Jonathan Gannon confirmed that White would have to sit out for the rest of the year due to his injury. Gannon praised White’s efforts to play through the pain before eventually leaving the game, calling it “gut-wrenching” to watch.
White had an impressive season with a team-high 90 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss, and three passes defensed. His absence will undoubtedly be felt on the field as he was a key player in the Cardinals’ defense. Despite this setback, White is still signed with the team until 2024.
In White’s place, Krys Barnes stepped into his spot while Josh Woods took over calling the defense after White had to leave the game. The Cardinals will have to adjust without White’s presence on the field for the remainder of the season.