Eagles news: Darren Sproles aggravates hamstring injury
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Eagles RB Darren Sproles aggravates hamstring injury, likely out vs. Cowboys

Darren Sproles, Eagles

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.

Sproles had made the decision to return this season on a one-year deal with the Eagles after being forced to sit out nearly all of the 2017 campaign due to a broken arm and torn ACL on the same play against the New York Giants. It has been nothing of what he had hoped it to be as he hasn’t been able to take the field in capacity since Week 1 to help the team as the hamstring injury hasn’t allowed him to do so. This has only mounted the level of frustration for him to possibly finish out his career on his own terms as the injury has prevented him from making any type of impact on the team.

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.