Ezekiel Elliott says he played with partially torn PCL

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott told reporters after the team's 23-17 Wild Card round loss to the 49ers that he played this season with a partially torn PCL.

Elliott also said that he doesn't anticipate needing a procedure to correct the issue in the offseason.

Elliott has been fighting through the injury since he suffered the partial tear in the team's Week 4 win over the Carolina Panthers.

The 26-year-old back rushed for over 100 yards in Week 4 and Week 5 but only managed to top 80 yards rushing (87) just one time the rest of the way, in the team's final regular season game.

Despite the significance of the injury, Elliott was steadfast in his desire to continue to play through it. When speaking with reporters back in December, he said that missing game action was not in the cards for him, joking that he'd have to be "dragged" off the field first.

Elliott declined to specify how serious the injury was at that time, but added that he couldn't damage it further by playing on it.