Ellington has been battling injuries the past few weeks, but managed to stay in the lineup before injuring his hip last week against the Atlanta Falcons. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Ellington has a sports hernia, prompting the Cardinals to move him to injured reserve.
Ellington had a disappointing season, especially for fantasy purposes, racking up 660 yards on 201 attempts, good for just 3.28 yards per rush, and three touchdowns. He also had 46 catches for 395 yards and two more scores. Perhaps Ellington was unable to handle the large workload given to him by head coach Bruce Arians and his body simple broke down.
With Ellington missing yesterday's game, former practice squad player Kerwynn Williams handled the majority of touches, totaling 100 yards on 19 carries. Look for Williams to continue to dominate touches on Thursday against the St. Louis Rams, with other running backs Stepfan Taylor and Marion Grice to also receive some carries.
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