Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys running back, has been a well-respected player in the NFL for many years. Yet, he is going into the 2022 season with a chip in his shoulder.
Elliott spoke with reporters after the Cowboys’ OTA trainings on Thursday. He’s ready for a rebound campaign after sustaining injuries in 2021.
Elliott stated, via NFL.com.
Elliott suffered from a partially torn patellar ligament in his left knee during the second half 2021 season. He chose to ignore the pain.
“It’s true that I was hurt last season, but it is football. After Week 1, no one will be 100%. He said that it’s all part of the game. “I believe I knew that I was tough. I think I also knew I could handle injuries. It was certainly tough but it’s my job.
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Elliott was still able to run 1,002 yards on rushing and score 10 touchdowns on 237 runs last season despite being injured.
Elliott was a sharp, explosive athlete before he was hurt. This is the version that Cowboys hope to see this fall.