Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys runningback, could be out of Sunday’s game against Chicago Bears because of a knee injury. He has a MCL injury in his right knee, and a thigh bruise.
Although Elliott’s outlook for Week Eight is not promising, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy stated that there’s still a chance for Elliott to suit up for Sunday’s game.
McCarthy said that Elliott’s only chance of playing this weekend was if he “keeps going at his current pace.”
Elliott will also need to practice on Saturday to be able to play.
Mike McCarthy: Ezekiel Elliott is doing better than the team expected. But “the only chance (of playing Sunday is) if he keeps going at the rate he has been going. If he practices tomorrow, he has a chance to play.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 28, 2022
Elliott spoke with reporters about his injury earlier in the week.
“Trying to get stiffness out and get with training staff and seeing where it can get. I don’t know right now,” Elliott said, via Clarence Hill Jr. “We still have a lot of time before Sunday. Just focused on getting on getting this knee as healthy as I can.”
Elliott has 443 yards rushing and four touchdowns in seven games this season. Elliott also has six 32-yard receptions.