The Arizona Cardinals’ running back, Andre Ellington, did not practice Friday after undergoing a MRI for a foot injury.
In his rookie career, Ellington rushed for 652 yards on 118 carries and finished with 1,023 total yards from scrimmage. His average of 5.53 yards per carry led the NFL.
In just three short days, the Arizona Cardinals will open their season and as of today Andre Ellington’s status is unsure. He was listed as limited because of his foot on the Cardinals’ first injury report of the season on Thursday, but it was released after coach Bruce Arians met with reporters.
A source tells ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that Andre Ellington was to be examined by a local foot specialist on Friday.
If Andre Ellington isn’t eligible to play Monday, Jonathan Dwyer would start in his place. Last season as a backup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had 197 yards on 49 carries. Starting six of 13 games in 2012, Dwyer had 623 yards on 156 carries.
This could be a big loss for the Arizona Cardinals. Check out our previous article on Andre Ellington and his potential impact on the team. Click here.