According to the XFL Injury Report, the Tampa Bay Vipers have officially ruled quarterback Aaron Murray and tight end Nick Truesdell OUT for the team’s home opener Saturday afternoon.
This will be the second consecutive week Murray will be sidelined with a foot injury he suffered during the team’s week one loss to the New York Guardians. Murray did not practice all week but according to Mari Faiello of the Tampa Bay Times, the QB was working out on the field doing strictly conditioning drills.
Truesdell will miss his first game of the season with a knee injury. There’s no word on the timetable for Truesdell’s return, but the tight end was working out on a separate field from the team’s practice on Thursday.
Murray and Truesdell were the first two players in the organization’s history. Murray was assigned to the Vipers before the draft began, and Truesdell was the team’s first pick (fifth overall) in the first round of the offensive skill players draft.
The team will have their hands full Saturday, facing the 2-0 Houston Roughnecks. Expect Taylor Cornelius and Quinton Flowers to once again split the duties under center like they did in week two. DeAndre Goolsby, Colin Thompson, and Pharoah McKever will platoon the tight end position.
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