Cards' Andre Ellington likely out for Bears game

Posted at 2:14 PM, Sep 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-14 17:14:43-04

Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington will likely miss Sunday's game at the Chicago Bears, and possibly 1 to 2 games thereafter.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians announced Monday that Ellington will probably be out 1 to 3 weeks with a mild PCL sprain. 

Ellington, the team's starting running back, suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals' 31-19 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. He rushed for 69 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown before exiting.

If Ellington is forced to miss action, Arians said veteran Chris Johnson will assume the starting running back role, with rookie David Johnson and third-year pro Stepfan Taylor acting as the No. 2 and 3 backs, respectively.

Chris Johnson rushed for 37 yards on 10 carries in his first regular-season action for the Cardinals.