Ezekiel Elliot has been suffering from a strained knee for several weeks now and has not been able get back to full health.
He’s determined to take one precaution.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer Elliott will keep wearing a knee brace on the right knee. The Dallas Cowboys All Pro running back explained that the protective device gives his injured knee more stability.
Ezekiel Elliott will continue to wear a right knee brace. “It just kind of holds me in place,” he said. “A lot of times when I’m kind of getting gimpy or banged up is when I kind of get rolled up, rolled on, or just land on my knee. I think the brace gives me more stability.”
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) December 15, 2021
Elliott described the brace, Per Archer. “I get kind of gimpy and banged up a lot when I get rolled up, on or land on my knees a lot of the time when I’m feeling gimpy. The brace gives me stability.
Elliott’s update suggests that Elliott’s knee is not improving. This is not what Cowboys fans wanted to hear. The injury will not stop the 26-year old ballcarrier from playing.
Elliott stated last week, that his injury hasn’t been getting worse since he was on the field. He’s determined to get through it even though he isn’t at 100 percent.
Elliott said ESPN.com last week, “It’s football. You’re never going be 100 percent. It’s tough. It’s a tough game, but I take great pride in being there. I will be dragged off the field by you.”
Although Elliott started the year strong, Elliott has seen his numbers drop in recent weeks. This is back to Week 9, when he sustained a knee injury against Denver Broncos. The three-time Pro Bowler, Elliott has not rushed for more that 45 yards in five of his last five games on the field.
The Cowboys have no choice but to keep Elliott, their backup ballcarrier Tony Pollard suffering from an injury. Dallas could be worse. He still managed to run 185 times for 810 yards this season.
Elliott will be wearing the knee brace once again when the Cowboys take on New York Giants.