It seems that Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott isn’t “100%” in a few months. It turns out that he has had a torn PCL since October’s beginning. Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach, stated to the media that Elliott sustained the injury against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4. Jon Machota , a reporter for the Athletic Cowboys, tweeted Wednesday’s news.
Mike McCarthy said Ezekiel Elliott played with a torn PCL since the Carolina game in Week 4. McCarthy expects Elliott to be completely healthy and ready to go for the start of next season
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 19, 2022
Elliott’s injury, which was previously downplayed, was secretive and only recently became known as a nagging injury to his knee. After their season ended, Elliott disclosed the extent of the knee injury to Bleacher Report.
Zeke is fortunate that he didn’t need surgery and wasn’t forced out of games. Zeke finished the season with 237 rush attempts for 1,002 yards, and ten touchdowns.
These numbers make you wonder if Zeke could be more productive if his body had taken a few weeks off to heal. He admitted that he was limited by the injury at times, even though he played in 18 of the 18 games, including the postseason. Elliott felt no stiffness in his knee until the playoffs. He was able to use his knee brace more as a precaution than a necessity.
However, Elliott is still on track for a complete recovery and will be “100%” by next season.