That might be wishful thinking as it’s been reported by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that Murray actually suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain, not a Grade 1 sprain as originally thought.
Per Adam Levitan:
Two nuggets from Jay Glazer on FOX. Steven Jackson (hamstring) had a setback this week, and DeMarco Murray’s knee sprain is Grade 2.
While a Grade 1 sprain isn’t exactly anything to sneeze at, many players are able to return to action with just a bit of rest. However, with a Grade 2, often times players are forced to miss multiple weeks.
Glazer didn’t speculate on how much extra time the Grade 2 sprain may force Murray to miss, if any at all, though his status for Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles will likely be questionable at best.
If Murray is unable to play in Week 8, Joseph Randle will likely handle the running back duties.