As of Monday October 25, the Philadelphia Eagles confirmed that Sanders endured a sprained ankle. The injury occured during Sunday’s loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. It is estimated Sanders will be out for approximately 2-3 weeks.
Head coach Nick Sirianni provided an update on Sanders’ status today. He stated, “We’re week to week with him. It’s a stretch for him to be up this week but we’re not ruling out anything out”.
In the event Sanders does not play against the Detroit Lions, rookie Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will be the primary running backs. It’s also likely that Jordan Howard is activated from the practice squad.
The Eagles play on Sunday in Detroit at 1 PM.
MILES SANDERS INJURY
The Philadelphia Eagles lost another game, but it wasn’t for lack of running the ball this time.
The Eagles got off to a strong start, relying on running back Miles Sanders, who had six carries for 30 yards. But the momentum ended as quickly as it started after Raiders’ linebacker Denzel Perryman tackled Sanders in the first quarter.
With what looks to be a right ankle injury, Sanders was carted off of the field as his return remained questionable. At halftime, the running back was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Following Sanders’ exit, Philadelphia failed to move the ball down the field. Though they tried to adapt with the help of Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott, the Eagles were unable to get more points on the board until the fourth quarter. The touchdown came from Scott, who scored his first of the season on a 1-yard run.
After the Eagles succumbed to their second consecutive loss, head coach Nick Sirianni addressed the media, stating that he doesn’t think Sanders has a broken ankle but is having X-rays done to be sure.
Sanders is one of the most talented running backs in the NFL and has been severely underutilized this season. Hopefully, it’s not too late to see him make a difference for the Eagles this year. We wish Sanders a speedy recovery.