Andre Ellington to undergo sports hernia surgery Monday

BY foxsports • December 7, 2014

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Andre Ellington's season is over.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians after Sunday's 17-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs announced Ellington has a sports hernia that will require surgery on Monday in Philadelphia.

Ellington will go on season-ending injured reserve, leaving the Cardinals with running backs Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and rookie Kerwynn Williams, who came off the practice squad Friday and rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries on Sunday to become the first Cardinals running back to reach 100 yards in a game this season.

"It's not really a hip pointer," Arians said of the previously reported injury suffered last week against the Falcons in Atlanta. "We'll look at the roster."

Ellington had a tough season with injuries. He has been playing with some sort of tear in his foot for the entire season -- an injury that had prevented him from practicing in full on Wednesdays until recently.

Arians said the lack of practice reps impacted Ellington's production this season. Ellington rushed 201 times for just 660 yards and three touchdowns. He caught 46 passes for 395 yards and two more TDs. His 3.3 yards per carry represent the lowest per carry average among the NFL's 30 rushing leaders. With Ellington out, it's possible the Cardinals could look to re-sign veteran Michael Bush, whom they released on Friday to make room on the active roster for Williams.

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