Eagles RB Darren Sproles to miss rest of season with quad injury
#Eagles RB Darren Sproles will miss the rest of the season with a quad injury he suffered in practice this week, sources say. Sproles, who missed 3 games with a quad injury before being cleared to play vs. #Bears, had an MRI after Wed’s practice that revealed the new injury.
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The Eagles confirmed the report releasing the following statement:
“Darren Sproles will be out for the remainder of the regular season after being diagnosed with a torn right hip flexor muscle. Darren originally suffered a partial tear of the muscle during the [Week 5] game against the New York Jets on October 6th. He went through four weeks of rehabilitation including a return to practice on October 30th. After extensive testing and participation in practice, he was fully cleared. … Following Wednesday’s practice, Darren reported the injury and was evaluated. Further testing on Thursday revealed a torn hip flexor muscle.”
Sproles has dealt with multiple different injuries the last few years and it has been disappointing because of how exciting of player he is when he is on the field. Sproles was only healthy for 11 of the 37 games possible in the 2017 and 2018 season.
If this is the end of the road for Sproles he will go down as one of the more exciting players in NFL history. He is fifth all-time in the NFL record books for all-purpose yards. He is also the only player in NFL history 30+ receiving touchdowns, 20+ rushing touchdowns, 1+ kickoff return touchdown, and 1+ punt return touchdown.
More concerning for the Eagles right now it puts another dent in their depth at running back. Jordan Howard is still dealing with a stinger and hasn’t been cleared for contact.
If he can’t go against the New England Patriots on Sunday it’s going to leave a lot of responsibility on rookie Miles Sanders.