Eagles RB Darren Sproles aggravates hamstring injury, likely out vs. Cowboys
It has been nothing short of a disappointing 2018 campaign for veteran running back Darren Sproles working his way back from a nagging hamstring injury.
Sproles had appeared to make some significant strides in his recovery that had him on pace to be on the field against the Dallas Cowboys for Week 10 action. However, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the 35-year-old has suffered another setback that will likely keep him sidelined for a longer period of time.
After Philadelphia HC Doug Pederson said he expected Darren Sproles to play Sunday vs the Cowboys, the Eagles’ veteran RB went to practice and aggravated his hamstring injury, and now is expected to be sidelined, per sources. Sproles was highly disappointed, as were the Eagles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2018
Throughout his career, Sproles has been a huge asset out of the backfield behind his big-play ability with his speed and shiftiness both a runner and passer. He has also shown that he can factor into the equation on special teams if needed. This is something that has made him a valued piece wherever he has played in his career.
Although this doesn’t take him out of play for the rest of the season, it does put a damper on him being back in the fold in the near future. It is a situation that the Eagles will continue to monitor moving forward in the second of this year.