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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cardinals Injury Update: Andre Ellington to be game-time decision

By on 12/03/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have already lost starting quarterback Carson Palmer for the season, and the status of their starting running back, Andre Ellington, appears to be in doubt as well.

Ellington injured his hip in the second quarter of last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons, while attempting to block the blitz of Falcons' safety William Moore. Moore's knee caught Ellington in his hip and was enough to cause Ellington to miss the remainder of the game.

According to Alex Marvez of FoxSports1, Ellington has been diagnosed with a "severe" hip pointer. 

As you can see, Ellington is not expected to practice all week, as the Cardinals want to give him as much time as possible to let his hip heal. He'll likely test it out on Sunday and from there head coach Bruce Arians will determine if Ellington can play, making him a true game-time decision to face the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Cardinals are expected to use Marion Grice, Michael Bush, and Stepfan Taylor in a committee to replace Ellington if he is unable to go, with Grice likely handling the early-down work, and Bush/Taylor handling goal line carries. Even if Ellington plays, he will be banged up, making this backfield one to avoid in fantasy.

Check back later in the week for updates on Ellington.

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