Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington Will Be Gametime Decision
By Scott Allen
Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington suffered hip-pointer injury against the Atlanta Falcons
The Arizona Cardinals are dealing with a number of injuries maybe maybe none more significant than running back Andre Ellington. He left the game against the Atlanta Falcons early. He was diagnosed Tuesday with a severe hip-pointer.
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I say maybe the most significant because the running back position is the one that can least afford an injury hit from those others also suffering from injuries right now. The Cardinals running game has been severely lacking over the past several weeks. They only had 36 yards rushing against the Falcons.
Ellington is probably not going to practice at all this week. He hasn’t been practicing much this season anyway but now he is expected to be a gametime decision against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
If Ellington can’t go, that will leave the carries to Marion Grice, who really hasn’t shown much and Stepfan Taylor, who did not get a carry against the Falcons but did catch a touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Stanton.
You could also see newly acquired running back Michael Bush but if so and how much remains to be seen. He did not play against the Falcons. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cardinals use Robert Hughes a bit as well. He’s been a pleasant surprise in receiving the ball so far this season.
If Ellington doesn’t play on Sunday, it won’t come as any shock. What it does do though is put more stress on a running game that is already failing to produce.