Starting running back diagnosed with only a strain, no tear, could suit up vs. 49ers in two weeks
Starting running back Andre Ellington, who appeared to go do without contact on Sunday, will miss 2-3 weeks after doctor’s did an MRI and found a Grade 1 PCL sprain. If there is a ‘best outcome’ to the perpetually injured back, this is it.
Bruce Arians has not yet ruled out Ellington for this week’s game at Chicago, but it appears very unlikely he’ll play, even if deemed ‘healthy’ enough to. The signing of Chris Johnson proves that much more important now as this was the likely scenario to that would fall back on depth at the position.
David Johnson’s single, electric play at the end of yesterday’s win also proves that there is talent and depth behind Ellington on the roster, something we knew coming up to final cuts.
With such a small time frame for recovery, at this time at least, it seems unlikely that the Cardinals would make a roster move from the practice squad and release another player.
Kerwynn Williams, the only Cardinals player to have a 100 yard rushing game last season, is available to move up to the active roster should the team need more depth on the gameday roster. Stephan Taylor remains on the active roster as well.
Ellington tweeted out earlier today:
The team will survive without him, but it may not thrive until he returns.