out of the reckoning

out of the reckoning

Not in a position of possible success, importance, or impact. Most often used in relation to sports and athletes. Primarily heard in UK. With the stunning defeat, the former champions have been knocked out of the reckoning for a league title. It looks like this injury could take the captain out of the reckoning for the rest of the season.
See also: of, out, reckoning

in/into/out of the ˈreckoning

(especially British English) (especially in sport) among/not among those who are likely to win or be successful: Phelan is fit again and could come into the reckoning.
See also: of, out, reckoning