Philadelphia running back Miles Sanders injured his right knee, according to Virginia Zakas of Inside Injuries. It was announced that the 23-year-old back will miss one to two weeks. He is unlikely to play Thursday night vs the Giants.
The Eagles will now go to a running back by committee system with Boston Scott and Corey Clement. Sanders led the team in rushing with 71 rushes, 434 yards, and three touchdowns.
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- Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz will miss significant time, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Ertz has a high-ankle sprain and is expected to miss three to four weeks. The 29-year-old tight end has struggled this season with his yards after the catch dropped to seven yards per catch, one touchdown and only 178 yards. Tight end Dallas Goedert is expected to be taken off the injured reserve for Thursday night after being sidelined with an ankle injury for the last three weeks.
- Rookie offensive lineman Jack Driscoll is out for one to two weeks with an ankle injury. The Eagles have now seven offensive linemen who are dealing with season-ending injuries or been out for a few weeks. Bret Toth is expected to play Thursday night in Driscoll’s place.
- Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed that rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts will see more reps in the near future. Pederson said, “It’s something that we’re definitely going to continue to explore each week, if it’s conducive; it has been successful for us, and I could see things continuing each week that way.” The 2020 second-rounder played seven snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. He carried twice for 23 yards and caught one pass.