Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys running back, seems to be making great strides towards his complete recovery from his knee injury.
Elliott has been suffering from a right knee issue for several weeks. However, his performance against the New York Giants on Sunday shows that he is making good progress towards being 100 percent. Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach, said that Elliott has been feeling better and that he uses a knee brace to help him.
“I think Zeke’s kind of turned the corner there. I think the brace, as he said, makes it more stable,” McCarthy said, per Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
Ezekiel Elliott began using a knee brace during Week 14, when they faced the Washington Football Team. It has been a tremendous help. Even though he did not score a touchdown, he ran for 45 yards on 12 runs.
He ran for 52 yards and one touchdown against the Giants on 16 carries. He was pivotal as the Cowboys won the game 21-6 to improve their record to 10-4 and maintain their lead in the NFC East division.
There are still questions about Zeke’s health as the postseason draws near. However, it is hoped that he will be fully recovered in time for Dallas’ postseason run to try and contend for the Super Bowl title.