Running back Andre Ellington will wear a boot on his injured left foot so it can “calm down” after playing on it and he’ll probably not practice Wednesday.
Then he will try and go Thursday and Friday to get ready for the Giants game. Playing through a little pain — knowing the injury can’t get worse — is important, Arians believes.
Ellington did the same thing last year, skipping the Philadelphia game after hurting his knee and then coming back to play arguably his best game, in Tennessee.
“You’re never going to be 100 percent until March as a running back in the National Football League,” Arians said, adding that Ellington wanted to play Monday night.
It sounds like Ellington will be given time off now and then to help him get ready for games. As the story said, he's wearing a boot, but the part of the news story that his injury can't get any worse is at least a little encouraging for owners. On the other hand, it sounds like he may not play the season at 100-percent. He admitted it's difficult to cut left to right. We'll have to see what this means as the weeks go by, and how Ellington is able to deal with playing with the injury and what kind of workload he gets. With 18 touches Monday night, that may be what we can expect and it's possible owners may not be able to count on RB1 productivity every week.