After Dallas Cowboys runningback Ezekiel Elliot suffered a knee injury, he was able walk off the field and return to the game. It didn’t seem like anything was wrong at the time. Elliott made it into the end zone twice more and was also effective in the red zone. This has changed after the win against Detroit, and just a few days into Week 8.
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Elliott is likely to be sidelined with a torn mCL and a bruised leg. This is the second consecutive season Elliott has had to deal with a knee injury. He also suffered from a PCL issue last year.
Elliott is the latest Dallas offensive player to be injured. Dak Prescott , the quarterback , just had thumb surgery. Dalton Schultz also has a knee injury. Left tackle Tyron Smith is out of action for some time and will most likely not return until the end of the regular season.
Elliott spoke to the media on Wednesday and said that he was not certain if he would suit up against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Although the running back hasn’t been practicing, Elliott said he could still play on Sunday against the Chicago Bears even if he isn’t there the rest of week.
Elliott stated that he didn’t know the answer at this time. “We had a lot of time before Sunday.”
An increased role for Tony Pollard will be available if Elliott is unable to go — something many Cowboy fans have been requesting. Kellen Moore, the offensive coordinator, has given him a lot of carries. With the news that Elliott may miss some time due to a knee injury, Pollard now has a chance of fully proving himself in a contract-year.