Ezekiel Elliott, a running back for the Dallas Cowboys, has a knee injury called a hyperextended knee. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
After Skipping Wednesday And Thursday’s Practice
After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday to complete his resistance training and rehabilitation, Elliott did not take part in the walkthrough that took place on Friday.
According to head coach Mike McCarthy, “the only chance he will have to play is if he maintains continuing on the proper road that he truly has been doing.” “To clarify, I mean that he is doing far better than we had expected.
If however, he were to train the following day, there is a possibility that he may participate in the game.”
Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys and general manager of the club, seemed to imply that Ezekiel Elliott will not participate but did not entirely rule out the possibility of him playing ahead of the team’s bye week the following week. Jones spoke on 105.3 The Fan.
“If we hadn’t had the bye week, I don’t think we would have approached it in this manner. This is a chance that is simply too excellent to pass up if we don’t employ Zeke, “Jones said.
“And we’ll see how he is reacting as the week goes on, but if we don’t utilize him, this is simply too fantastic of a time to get him in peak form,” the coach said. “And we’ll see how he is responding as the week goes along.”
Elliott did not miss a single game despite playing most of the previous season with a damaged posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, which significantly reduced his efficiency. Since the beginning of his career, Elliott has only been sidelined for one game due to an injury.
That game was the week before when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions.
What The Cowboys Would Do If Ezekiel Elliott Couldn’t Play
If Ezekiel Elliott were unable to play for the Cowboys, Tony Pollard would take over as the starting running back, while Malik Davis and Qadree Ollison would be brought up from the practice squad to serve as backups.
Jones said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan about Pollard, “I believe he’ll perform terrifically and I’m eager to watch.” “In my head, Pollard is the kind of guy who can keep running all day long.
It’s that I’ve just never noticed him getting weary. Therefore, he has durability in the sense that he can handle that burden.”
Micah Parsons, a linebacker for the team, has a shoulder issue and has been categorized as doubtful and a limited participant for the second day in a row. However, it is anticipated that he will participate on Sunday.
Sam Williams, a defensive end, is also doubtful with a knee injury; on Friday, he was a limited participant after missing Thursday’s practice entirely.
Safety In addition, Malik Hooker (hamstring), right tackle Terence Steele (neck), Dalton Schultz (knee), and wide receiver Noah Brown (foot) are all listed as doubtful, with Hooker and Brown having a somewhat lower chance of returning to action.