According to Jurecki, Ellington has two options: 1) he could wear a boot for 2-3 weeks and then work on strengthening his foot before returning to game action; 2) don’t wear a boot and play in Monday night’s opener.
Ellington reportedly would like to play in tomorrow night’s game, despite the injury, but he would likely be limited.
Jurecki adds that there is some that Ellington still has tear and scar tissue from a previous injury and could undergo surgery after the year to re-attach the tendon.
We’ll have more regarding Ellington’s status as the news is available.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters Saturday that RB Andre Ellington did enough during today’s practice that he could play in the team’s opener on Monday, per Darren Urban.
However, Arians referred to Ellington as a game-time decision.
Mike Jurecki reports that foot and ankle specialists all agreed that Ellington will not require surgery at this time.
Arians added that doesn’t expect Ellington to miss an extended period of time, despite previous reports that mentioned it could be a possibility.
While the news is certain good for the Cardinals, it doesn’t do much for anyone’s fantasy team as they will have to make a decision regarding whether or not to play Ellington well in advance of kickoff on Monday night.
Last year, Ellington ran for 652 yards on 118 carries (5.5 YPC) while catching 39 passes for 371 yards. He scored four total touchdowns as well.