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Cardinals RB Andre Ellington Has Grade 1 PCL Sprain, Out 2-3 Weeks


Josina Anderson reports that Cardinals RB Andre Ellington has a Grade 1 PCL sprain and is expected to miss two to three weeks.


Cardinals HC Bruce Arians told reporters after Sunday’s game that the belief right now is that RB Andre Ellington has a PCL injury, per Mike Jurecki.

  • Arizona will still have him undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injury.

Ellington wound up being helped off the field after going down with a non-contact knee injury, so the fear was that this could be a potentially season-ending injury.

Former NFL physician David Chao points out that a PCL injury is typically not a season-ending injury, and ultimately come down to the severity and associated damage to the knee.

The Cardinals will go with Chris Johnson and rookie David Johnson as their top-two running back while Ellington is out.

Ellington, 26, is in the third year of his four-year, $2,263,864 rookie contract that included a $103,864 signing bonus. He stands to make a base salary of $585,000 for the 2015 season.

In 2014, appeared in 12 games for the Cardinals and ran for 660 yards on 201 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with 46 receptions for 395 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.

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