Murray has been sidelined with a sprained MCL, yet participated in practice this past week while attempting to push himself to be ready to play against the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, it seems that Murray's aim to return sooner rather than later had the opposite effect, as multiple reports had Murray noticeably limping on his runs during practice on Friday.
Austin, meanwhile, will once again be out with a hamstring injury after returning to the field the past two weeks against the Eagles and Redskins. The veteran receiver was a non-factor in both games and was noticeably limited in his effectiveness in the passing game. Austin has just 15 receptions for 125 yards and no touchdowns this season.
Rookie Joseph Randle is expected to start in Murray's place after rushing for 65 yards on 19 carries last week against the Eagles.