Rondale Moore suffered an injury today during practice. According to Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com (on Twitter), the Cardinals wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury that will require further examination.
Moore went down while running a route, and the injury was described as “serious.” The wideout will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
The 22-year-old was a second-round pick by the Cardinals in the 2021 draft. He showed potential during his rookie campaign, hauling in 54 receptions for 435 yards and one score in 14 games (seven starts). Moore also showed off his versatility, compiling another 76 yards on the ground and returning 21 punts and 13 kicks.
The wideout is expected to see a bigger role during his second season in the NFL, especially with DeAndre Hopkins suspended for the first six games. The wideout was expected to start at receiver opposite Marquise Brown, but this latest injury obviously throws a wrench in those plans.
If Moore is forced to miss any time, the Cardinals will have to dig deep into their depth chart for some reinforcement opposite Hollywood. The Cardinals are also rostering A.J. Green, Andy Isabella, and Greg Dortch, with Andre Baccellia and Victor Bolden stashed on the practice squad. It’s worth noting that Zach Ertz is nursing an injury of his own, so Kyler Murray may have a limited selection of pass-catchers on Sunday.