Ezekiel Elliot has been suffering from a minor knee injury over the past few weeks. This is back to the matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 9. To the delight of his coaches, the Dallas Cowboys’ star running back has not missed any time.
Elliott provided an update on his injured knee prior to the Las Vegas Raiders’ Thanksgiving game.
According to Jon Machota , the Cowboys running back has shown improvement in his right knee since a few weeks ago. When he takes a hit, twists or twists his leg during games, his primary concern has been pain management.
Elliot also stated that he hasn’t discussed or considered sitting out any game this season. He expects to be ready to go on Thursday, so that won’t be an issue.
The Cowboys were first to notice that Elliott’s right leg was hurting during the Dallas game against Denver on November 7. The 26-year old left the game to seek treatment for the injury.
Elliott was able to return to Week 9 and play in the Cowboys’ next two matchups against the Atlanta Falcons (and the Kansas City Chiefs) later on. He has seen his workload drop slightly since his injury to his knee.
Ezekiel Elliott said his knee is doing better. It’s just about managing the pain when he takes a hit or has twisted it. He hasn’t considered sitting out a game to rest it. That hasn’t even been discussed. He expects to be good to go for Thursday pic.twitter.com/cahqfnBLgD
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 23, 2021
Elliott still managed to participate in all 10 Cowboys games and has been extremely productive. Elliott has rushed for 151 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added 32 catches for 294 receiving yard and a score.
Dallas appreciates Elliott’s willingness to endure some discomfort in order to keep him on the field. The Cowboys’ running game can shine as long as Elliott is available.
On Thursday, Elliott will be looking to lead Dallas to its eighth victory against Las Vegas.