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Andre Ellington (hernia) placed on IR

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals placed Andre Ellington on injured reserve Monday as the running back needs surgery to repair a hernia, coach Bruce Arians said.

Ellington was scheduled to fly to Philadelphia on Monday, where Dr. William Meyers will conduct the procedure.

Arians said the injury Ellington suffered last weekend in Dallas is more of "some form of a" hernia than a hip pointer like originally announced.

Ellington's injury-plagued second season ends with 1,055 all-purpose yards -- 660 rushing and 395 receiving. He had three rushing touchdowns and two receiving scores.

Ellington's season began and ended with an injury. He suffered a torn tendon in his left foot the week before Arizona's season opener, and he dealt with a hip flexor issue before last week's injury.

He did not run for 100 yards in a game this season. In Arizona's 17-14 win over Kansas City on Sunday, Ellington's replacement, running back Kerwynn Williams, finished with 100 yards on 19 carries.

The Cardinals signed veteran safety Chris Clemons to fill Ellington's roster spot.