Running back Miles Sanders is expected to remain out in Week 18 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Sanders, who has had a rough season, injured his hand two weeks ago against the New York Giants. It was confirmed that he did break a bone and per the 24-year-old’s social media account, he underwent surgery.
Though he was ruled out on Sunday against Washington, head coach Nick Sirianni stated that Sanders would not be placed on injured reserve and would finish out the season. However, it would seem as if that won’t include the regular season.
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Monday, Sirianni said that Sanders is not expected to play Saturday against the Cowboys. He is hopeful, however, that he will be ready to go in time for the wild-card round.
The Eagles clinched a playoff spot Sunday after beating Washington 20-16. They also had help from teams around the league, including the 49ers and Packers who won their game. Without Sanders, Philadelphia turned to Boston Scott who had 14 carries for 47 yards and the only two touchdowns of the game. Jordan Howard also returned after a stinger and totaled 11 carries for 26 yards on Sunday.
Sanders has 754 yards this season but has yet to score a touchdown. The Eagles remain the No. 1 rushing team in the league, averaging 160.4 yards per game.