Miles Sanders exits with a ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the Eagles-Jets matchup. It’s an extremely disappointing development – up to Sanders’ injury, he 24 rushing attempts for 120 yards, as well as three receptions for 22 yards.
Sanders left the game limping. While he was able to walk off on his own accord following some help from the sidelines, he showed very visible pain. The third-year back dealt with an ankle injury that held him out of three games this season.
Boston Scott and Kenny Gainwell will take over main running back carries for the time being, while Jordan Howard will reintegrate into the rotation once he returns from injury. Gainwell could get more time heading forward – in today’s game, Gainwell has five receptions for 33 yards, as well as 12 rushing attempts for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Regardless of who is the lead running back ends up being for the foreseeable future, the Eagles will need to continue their balanced offensive attack as the wide receiving core continues to underwhelm.
Jason Kelce also left the game in the final two minutes with an apparent leg injury. Kelce’s status leading up to the game was questionable. Nate Herbig took over for Kelce, who the Eagles will surely need for any late-season playoff push.