Kyzir White, a key player on the Arizona Cardinals defense, suffered an injury that will force him to sit out for the rest of the season. During Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, White tore his bicep while attempting a tackle.
Head coach Jonathan Gannon confirmed on Monday that White’s injury would require surgery and would keep him out of action for the remainder of the year. Gannon praised White for trying to play through the pain before leaving the game, calling it “gut-wrenching” to watch.
White had been a standout player for the Cardinals this season, leading the team with 90 tackles and three passes defensed. He also contributed two sacks and nine tackles for loss. His absence will be felt on the field as he was a crucial part of the team’s defense.
Krys Barnes stepped into White’s spot during Sunday’s game while Josh Woods took over calling the defense after White had to leave. The Cardinals will have to adjust their defense strategy without White’s presence on the field for the remainder of the season.