Kyzir White, a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals, has been a vital player on the team this season. Throughout the first 709 defensive snaps of the year, he played a crucial role in their defense. However, his season took an unexpected turn on Sunday during a game against the Texans when he tore his bicep.
Head coach Jonathan Gannon confirmed on Monday that White’s injury would force him to miss out on the rest of the year. Gannon commended White’s effort to play through the pain before finally leaving the game, calling it “gut-wrenching” to watch.
Kyzir White has had an outstanding performance this season with a team-high 90 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss and three passes defensed. His absence will be felt by his teammates and fans alike as they struggle to fill his void in their defense. Despite the setback, White is signed with the team until 2024.
In order to adjust to White’s absence, Krys Barnes stepped into his spot while Josh Woods took over calling the defense after he had to leave the game. The Cardinals will have to find ways to compensate for White’s presence on the field for the remainder of the season without him.