The Cardinals lost a key player on Sunday as linebacker Kyzier White tore his bicep during the game against the Texans. Though he played the first 709 defensive snaps of the season, White’s season came to an abrupt end after sustaining the injury.
Coach Jonathan Gannon confirmed on Monday that White would be out for the rest of the year due to his injury. Gannon praised White for trying to play through it before ultimately leaving the game, calling it “painful” to watch.
White had an impressive performance this season with a team tally of 90 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss and three passes defensed. His absence will be felt on the field, and the Cardinals will have to adjust without him for the remainder of the season.
In White’s absence, Chris Barnes stepped in while Josh Woods took over the defense after White had to leave the game. The Cardinals will have to rely on their other players to fill in for White’s position until he returns next year.