Bruce Arians confirmed the pre-game speculation that running back Andre Ellington is out for the season. Ellington is suffering from a hernia that needs surgery — Ellington is flying to Philadelphia to get the procedure done — and will be placed on injured reserve. We’ll see what the corresponding move will be (I’d think there’s a good chance Michael Bush is brought back, but we will see.)
It’s a harsh blow for the Cardinals but perhaps the best seeing all the injuries that have piled up on Ellington, from his previous hip problem to the foot issue that he has dealt with all season. Maybe it’s a good thing it came on a day in which the Cardinals rushed for 141 yards as a team, which is a season-best, and a day in which practice squad product Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries. Not sure the same running lanes will be there against St. Louis/Seattle/San Francisco, but given the circumstances, the Cardinals have to be happy. As happy as you can be losing a key part of the offense.
Tags: Andre Ellington, Kerwynn Williams
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