Head coach Jonathan Gannon confirmed on Monday that linebacker Kyzir White’s injury will force him to sit out for the rest of the year. With a team-high 90 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss, and three passes defensed, White’s absence will be felt on the field.
White played the first 709 defensive snaps of the season before tearing his bicep during Sunday’s game against the Texans. Despite trying to play through the injury, he eventually had to leave the game. Gannon commended White for his toughness and called it “gut-wrenching” to watch him struggle with the injury.
In White’s absence, 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.
Despite this setback, White is signed with the team until 2024 and has been a key player for them since joining in 2018. He was expected to continue leading their defense and making an impact on games.