Not again, Ezekiel Elliot! The rookie Dallas Cowboys running back was in another scary car accident, hurting his head in a May 21 collision. Zeke’s injury was so bad that he was forced to miss practice. Is his 2017 NFL season over before it even began?
Hopefully not, but the Dallas Cowboys are not taking any risks. Ezekiel Elliott, 21, was involved in a “minor car accident” on the night of May 21, according to the NFL’s official website. He suffered a head injury, and he sat out during practice on May 23 and May 24. Instead, he’s working off to the side of the Cowboys’ practice as a precaution. The head injury doesn’t seem significant enough to keep him from engaging in the “organized team activity,” but the Dallas organization going to keep an eye on him.
Ezekiel was reportedly leaving the Clutch Bar (after attending a charity event thrown by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, 37) when he was rear-ended by another vehicle, according to TMZ Sports. The accident was so intense that it caused Ezekiel to hit his head, while sources tell TMZ that the car was “rear-ended pretty bad.” Thankfully, it seems the car took the brunt of the damage.
This news is sure to give any Cowboys fan a heart attack. Ezekiel, along with Dak Prescott, 23, resurrected the lagging Cowboys offense during the 2016-17 season. Suddenly, the often-mediocre Cowboys were considered favorites to head to the Super Bowl, before being eliminated by the Green Bay Packers in the second round. While Dak was throwing bombs, Ezekiel was racking up the rushing yards. The rookie, picked No 4 overall in the 2016 draft, rushed for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns. The team had plans to expand his role in the 2017-18 season, but if he’s dealing with a concussion (or worse!) from this accident, Dallas might be in some trouble.
This isn’t Zeke’s first car accident of 2017. While he was riding shotgun in this May 21 fender bender, it was Zeke who did the alleged rear-ending back in Jan. 2017. He was driving a “huge black GMC” truck that ran into the back of a black BMW, somewhere near the Cowboy’s training facility in Frisco, Texas. Thankfully, no one was hurt then, and Ezekiel tweeted “I’ve been in bigger collisions.” While that’s funny, a head injury is no joke. Here’s hoping he heals up soon and is back on the field for the Cowboys’ season opener.