Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, like his team, has had a rough 2020 season.
Now, he’s dealing with a nagging calf injury.
The fifth-year Cowboys tailback missed practice on Wednesday, and Dallas associate athletic trainer Britt Brown said he and Elliot were “trying to get some of that range of motion and all that stiffness out of it.”
Elliott has been dealing with the calf injury since last week, when he limited at practice. He played 32 of 51 snaps in Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, rushing for 59 yards on 14 carries.
“I think [the calf injury] might be something I might have to manage throughout the season. I don’t know,” Elliott said about the calf injury, via Pro Football Talk. “Every day is a little bit different. It’s just a little bit stiff and sore. They’ve just got to every day trying to work through, work through the stiffness, get all the inflammation out. Who knows how long I’ll be dealing with it. It sucks during the week trying to get it warm and get it ready for practice.”
The 25-year-old Cowboys rusher, who is in the first year of a five-year, $90 million deal, is having a career-worst season. He’s surpassed 100 yards in just one game (103 yards in Week 11) and is on pace to set a career-low in yards per game (64.0) and attempt (3.9). Elliott has also lost six fumbles through 13 games—tied for a career-high.
Elliott also played through a hamstring issue earlier in the season.
Dallas hosts the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. If Elliott plays, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be 100 percent, so set your fantasy lineups accordingly.