Eagles’ Darren Sproles expected to miss ‘multiple weeks’
The Philadelphia Eagles have been anticipating the return of Darren Sproles, but he suffered a setback at practice that will prolong his absence. Jay Ajayi was the team’s primary running back, but he’s out for the season while he recovers from an ACL tear. The Eagles were considered to be one of the favorites to land Le’Veon Bell before the trade deadline, but now they’ll have to wait until 2019.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Darren Sproles injured his hamstring in practice. He’s expected to miss a few weeks, but the exact timetable is still uncertain. Once source expects his recovery to take between three and four weeks.
Darren Sproles is in his 13th NFL season, and he’s definitely towards the end of his career. This season has been riddled with injuries for him, as he’s only rushed the ball five times for 10 yards. He also has four receptions for 22 yards. His production has been limited due to the fact that he’s only played in one game this season. When he’s healthy, he’s a speedy scat back that can be an asset all over the field. He was able to really showcase his versatility on the then-San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints in the past.
The Eagles have added Golden Tate, who will make his debut against the Dallas Cowboys in a heated NFC East matchup. When Darren Sproles returns, fans will get a look at the best the Ealges have to offer, even if it is only in the final two weeks.