Just three weeks after undergoing hand surgery, Philadelphia Eagles’ running back Miles Sanders will return to the field today to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sanders suffered a hand fracture on December 26 against the New York Giants. The following day, he went to head coach Nick Sirianni with a deal.
“I said, ‘Promise me the playoffs and I’ll get this surgery tomorrow,’” Sanders said. The 24-year-old underwent surgery, taking to social media from his hospital bed. He missed the final two games of the season, but earlier this week, he stated he was good to go for Sunday.
Sanders has had a rough go this season, battling multiple injuries. He’s completed 754 rushing yards, but still has yet to score a touchdown.
He stated, “Everybody should be careful about what they say about us, I think we are a very dangerous team. We’re coming to compete.”
The Eagles, with the help of Sanders are the league’s leading rushing team, averaging 159.7 yards per game. Sanders is second on the team in rushing yards, behind quarterback Jalen Hurts (784).
Philadelphia enters today’s game as the No. 7 seed. Underdogs, once again, they will take on defending Super Bowl champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kickoff is at 1 PM.