The Eagles are inserting Miles Sanders on injured reserve with an ankle harm (Twitter link by way of NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). Sanders will miss the Birds’ subsequent three video games, at minimal, however the hope is that he’ll return quickly after he’s eligible to take action.
Sanders was compelled out of Sunday’s 33-22 loss to the Raiders, and his ankle hasn’t responded to remedy a lot over the previous week. Now, he’ll be shelved for the following few video games in opposition to the Lions, Chargers and Broncos, with an opportunity to return on Nov. 21 when the Eagles host the Saints.
So far this yr, Sanders has amassed 300 dashing yards off of 63 totes, good for a 4.8 yards per carry common. He additionally has 19 grabs for 118 yards, although he’s but to seek out pay filth by way of the air or the bottom.
Sanders, 24, has amassed 1,985 dashing yards since making his debut in 2019. In 2020, he completed out with a career-high 5.3 ypc and a complete of 867 dashing yards regardless of lacking 4 regular-season video games.
The Eagles at the moment are left with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott as the one operating backs on the 53-man roster. That might open the door for veteran Jordan Howard, who at present resides on the Eagles’ taxi squad.