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Andre Ellington foot injury to cause RB to miss 'significant time,' says report

The Cardinals will miss his playmaking.

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Some bad news came for Arizona Cardinals.

Running back Andre Ellington, who was limited in practice with a foot injury on Thursday, reportedly will miss significant time, including Monday night's season opener against the San Diego Chargers.

It is believed to be something that had been bothering him  for a while but was aggravated in practice on Thursday. His game status will not be known for sure until Saturday when the final injury report is released for Monday night games.

According to Ian Rappoport, it is an injury that has bothered Ellington for a few weeks. Surgery should not be needed, but rest will be.

Evan Silva reminded us on Twitter that Ellington had foot injuries in college at Clemson. He had a ligament tear in his toe during his sophomore year and had surgery for fractured sesamoid bone/ankle surgery after his junior year.

The injury will raise questions about his durability again. The reason why he was used sparingly his rookie season was because the organization believed he would not be able to handle a feature back role. He was dynamic and was used more and more as the season went along.

If he does in fact miss time, the Cardinals will use Jonathan Dwyer as the starter at running back and have Stepfan Taylor backing up, with Robert Hughes worked in.

They also have Dominique Williams on the practice squad.

Can the offense handle the loss of perhaps its most dynamic playmaker? Does this affect your season outlook for the team?