Cardinals trying to connect Andre Ellington with foot specialist in L.A.

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Andre Ellington may find relief for his turf toe in California.

The Arizona Cardinals are trying to connect Ellington with a foot specialist in Los Angeles, coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday.

"We're going to try to get them hooked up," Arians said.

Ellington, who injured his left foot during Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers, could be back as early as next Thursday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, Arians added.

"Those things are touchy," the coach said.

Arians said he won't be overly cautious with Ellington's foot. Once Ellington's cleared to play, he'll be back on the field.

"It's going to be sore for the rest of the year," Arians said. "But not as bad as that foot last year."

Even though it's just Wednesday, the likelihood of Ellington playing Sunday in St. Louis is low. He didn't practice Wednesday and Arians said the running back is among three injured players -- including cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker -- who will "probably miss" this weekend's game.

"We'll see how it goes," Arians said.