Andre Ellington RB ARI 12 Days

Ellington ran this week for the first time since undergoing sports hernia surgery on Dec. 8.

On Thursday, Ellington relayed that he "felt good" after running, which is a significant first step in the recovery process. Coming off an underwhelming sophomore campaign in which he fought through a tendon issue in his left foot en route to 3.3 YPC, he likely remains the Cardinals' No. 1 RB. However, after Ellington ended the season on injured reserve, Kerwynn Williams entered the backfield mix and fared well, racking up 63 rushes for 269 yards, which was good for 4.3 YPC. Ellington's value entering the 2015 campaign is contingent upon who the team adds via free agency and the draft, but his prowess as a pass catcher -- he's hauled in 85 passes (on 122 targets) for 766 yards and three touchdowns across 27 games -- cannot be denied.

Andre Ellington RB ARI 2 Months

Ellington (hernia) has been officially placed on IR by the Cardinals.

With Ellington no longer in the team's backfield mix, look for Kerwynn Williams -- who led the Cardinals' Week 14 rushing attack -- to see an expanded role going forward, thus making him a must-add for those looking to secure running back depth for the stretch run.

Andre Ellington RB ARI 2 Months

Coach Bruce Arians indicated Sunday that Ellington, who is slated to undergo hernia surgery Monday, is headed to IR, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Ellington done for the season, Kerwynn Williams, who came out of nowhere to lead the Cardinals' rushing attack Sunday, is a must-add for the fantasy stretch run.

Andre Ellington RB ARI 2 Months

Ellington (hip) is slated to visit a specialist in Philadelphia this week and could soon be ruled out for the season, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Ellington is tending to a hip pointer and sports hernia, which forced his first absence of the year Sunday against the Chiefs. In his stead, Stepfan Taylor and Kerwin Williams garnered six carries apiece in the first half of the aforementioned contest, so a running-back-by-committee is seemingly ruling the day in Arizona.

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According to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix, Ellington will be ruled out for the season.

Ellington is dealing with a hip pointer and sports hernia, so it's no surprise that the Cardinals are considering a shutdown with four weeks remaining in the regular season. In the meantime, Stepfan Taylor will head the running back corps among the remaining backs in Arizona.

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Ellington (hip) is out for Sunday's game against Kansas City, FOX Sports' Mike Jurecki reports.

Ellington's absence isn't surprising, but it's still a bit concerning given his injury history. With Ellington out, the Cardinals will turn to some combination of Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes and Michael Bush, with Grice the favorite to lead the way given his competence as a passing down back.

Andre Ellington RB ARI 2 Months

Ellington (hip) is not practicing Friday.

Ellington's status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs remains in serious doubt, especially now that he was not able to practice all week. We'll update Ellington's status after the Cardinals release the official injury designations, but at this point a game-time decision seems to be a best-case scenario for the Cards' leading rusher.

Andre Ellington RB ARI 2 Months

Ellington (hip) didn't practice Thursday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Ellington missed all drills for a second consecutive day, but absences are expected all week due to the serious hip pointer suffered by the running back this past Sunday. While a slight chance exists that he'll be able to suit up in Week 14, the best-case scenario upon the release of Friday's injury report is seemingly a listing of questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. A ground game minus Ellington will likely be led by Marion Grice, with Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes, and potentially Michael Bush also in the mix.

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Ellington (hip) won't participate in practice Wednesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

As expected, Ellington's hip pointer is holding him out of drills this week, and the severity of said injury is threatening his availability for Sunday's contest versus the Chiefs. According to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, Ellington's absence would allow Marion Grice first dibs at reps out of the Cardinals' backfield, but a muddled mass of Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes, and perhaps Michael Bush could also factor into the ground game. Interested owners should thus keep a close eye on the situation to learn the eventual pecking order, if in fact Ellington is eventually ruled out.

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Coach Bruce Arians relayed Tuesday that Ellington is dealing with a "severe" hip pointer, which is expected to hold him out of practice this week, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports 1 reports.

With such a declaration before drills even commence Wednesday, Ellington's Week 14 availability is in serious doubt. On Tuesday, Arians confirmed as much, stating his hope that Ellington is a game-time call Sunday against the Chiefs, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. If Ellington fails to achieve active status, Arians has already relayed his likely pecking order at running back -- Marion Grice, followed by Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes -- to the Cardinals' official site, but owners would be best served by monitoring Ellington's progress, or lack thereof, through his current injury concern as the week progresses.