Andre Ellington Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Foot and Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2014

Updates from Monday, Sept. 15

Bruce Arians updated Andre Ellington's status on Monday (via Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona):


Updates from Sunday, Sept. 14

Mark Dalton, Cardinals VP of media relations, confirms Andre Ellington is active:


Updates from Friday, Sept. 12

Darren Urban of provides an update on Andre Ellington's status:


Updates from Thursday, Sept. 11

Kyle Odegard of provides an update on Andre Ellington's injury:

Running back Andre Ellington (foot) wore a boot and did not practice Wednesday, which had been the plan previously. Arians is encouraged with his progress and Ellington may practice Thursday.

“A lot less sore than he thought he was going to be,” Arians said. “It’s much better than we hoped.


Updates from Tuesday, Sept. 9

Darren Urban of AZ reports on Andre Ellington's status a day after playing in Week 1:


Updates from Monday, Sept. 8

Andre Ellington had 13 carries for 53 yards and added five receptions for 27 yards in the Cardinals 18-17 win against the Chargers. After the game ESPN's Josh Weinfuss provided an update on his health:

Ellington's status for Week 1 against the Chargers had previously been confirmed via Ian Rapoport of

Bleacher Report's injury expert Will Carroll provided his thoughts on what it means now that Ellington is officially active: 

Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 previously updated Andre Ellington's status before Monday night's game:


Updates from Sunday, Sept. 7

Ross Jones of provides a synopsis of Fox Sports' Jay Glazer discussing Andre Ellington's injury status:

Will Carroll of Bleacher Report also broke down the latest on Ellington's injured foot:


Updates from Saturday, Sept. 6

Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona notes Andre Ellington's status for Sunday:

Kent Somers of AZ Central Sports has more on the Cardinals running back:


Updates from Friday, Sept. 5

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer has initial word on the severity:

FOX Sports' Mike Jureci talks potential timeline:

ESPN's Josh Weinfuss has more:

A source tells ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Ellington was to be examined by a local foot specialist on Friday.

Fox Sports' Mike Jurecki also has an update on Andre Ellington, and the news isn't good:

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has more detail:


Original Text

Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was limited in practice Thursday with a foot injury.

AZCentral's Kent Somers had the report:

Bleacher Report's Will Carroll added his take on the injury:

Due to Ellington's smaller stature—he's listed at 5'9" and 199 pounds—the Cardinals brass was careful to limit his touches during his rookie season. He still made his mark, however, rushing 118 times for 652 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and three touchdowns, while also catching 39 passes for another 371 yards and a score.

Coming into the 2014 season, there were hints that head coach Bruce Arians was going to dramatically increase Ellington's workload, including utilizing him as a wide receiver with more regularity. He even went so far as to say the following to Darren Urban of

Now, however, Arizona has to question how much of the load Ellington can shoulder going forward.

The Cardinals will need to monitor his usage closely. Given Ellington's dynamic skills in the passing game and his playmaking ability when he has the ball in his hands, one would expect Arizona to tip his usage even more heavily toward the receiving part of his game rather than pounding him between the tackles.

The last thing the Cardinals need is for Ellington to spend more time on the sidelines than on the field moving forward. For now, it will be interesting to see how the offense moves forward if Ellington is on the shelf.


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