UPDATE: Per Ian Rapoport, it was announced Monday that Miles Sanders broke a bone in his hand. He is having x-rays today to determine the severity. His status for the remainder of the season is unknown.
Philadelphia will be without running back Miles Sanders for the second half of today’s game.
Injury Updates: CB Steven Nelson (hand) is questionable to return. RB Miles Sanders (hand) has been downgraded to out.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 26, 2021
The Eagles, who are hosting the New York Giants at home, got off to another terrible start. Hurts was inaccurate and it seemed like every player was unable to catch the ball. After returning to the running game which began to have success, Sanders had 45 yards on seven carries. However, with 1:53 remaining in the half, the running back left with a hand injury.
Though his return was listed as questionable, Sanders was downgraded to out. The 24-year-old has dealt with a number of injuries this season including an ankle injury — twice. He also dealt with a quad injury earlier this week. Sanders did not practice for four days leading up to today’s game.
Philadelphia will now rely on Boston Scott, Jordan Howard, and Kenneth Gainwell. In the third quarter, Scott scored a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 10-point lead over the Giants.
Cornerback Steven Nelson also endured a hand injury. He remains questionable to return.