Although there was optimism last week the Arizona Cardinals would get back running back Andre Ellington for the Sunday night road game against the Philadelphia Eagles, it is being reported he will not play.
Listed as questionable for the game, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported he is unlikely to play in Philly, per a source. However, he should be ready next week when the Cardinals host the Packers.
Ellington suffered turf toe in the Cardinals' victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday this week and was only limited on Friday. He himself did not sound optimistic early in the week that he could play. Head coach Bruce Arians said on Tuesday it would be "iffy" Ellington could play.
What that means is another full load for rookie running back David Johnson. In his two starts the last two games, he has rushed for 99 and 92 yards. He will get the bulk of the carries, with a little bit of Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor mixed in.
The Eagles give up an average of nearly 127 rushing yards per game.
Johnson leads all rookies with nine touchdowns this season and will tie a Cardinals franchise record for touchdowns in a season with his next one.