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Andre Ellington suffers PCL sprain, could be out 1-3 weeks, but not ruled out for game vs. Chicago

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The injury is not as severe as it could have been.

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The Arizona Cardinals dodged a bullet with the injury to running back Andre Ellington's knee. After coming out of the game on Sunday in the fourth quarter, he suffered a knee sprain and will miss only one to three weeks. He is not even being ruled out for the Cardinals' game in Chicago this weekend.

Head coach Bruce Arians met with the media on Monday and both gave a timetable and refused to give a timetable for Ellington's injury. He said, "could be a week, could be three weeks," but then also said Ellington is "one kid I never rule out until it's game time."

While it seems doubtful Ellington would play, it would come down to whether he can practice on Friday. If he is out, it moves up the other guys on the depth chart. Chris Johnson would start and David Johnson would be the backup, with Stepfan Taylor as the third running back.

It seemed Arians was not keen on the idea of bring up Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad. "We'd have to make a lot of roster moves in a hurry, so it's a possibility, but I'm fine with playing three," he said.