Miles Sanders Injury Update: Serious but not as serious as it appears
Just over a drive after our “run the ball” demands in Philadelphia were finally answered by Nick Sirianni and the Eagles, Miles Sanders went down with an ankle injury. He left the game with six carries for 30 yards. Sanders was visibly hurt has he was carted off the field and as we all know, the rest of the game was a complete disaster on both sides of the football for the Eagles. They eventually lost the game 33-22 and shoved Eagles fans into a deeper hole of misery for the foreseeable future.
Miles Sanders Injury Update:
New update today from Rap Sheet states that Miles Sanders is believed to have suffered a sprained ankle, “the kind that look serious but aren’t usually as serious as they appear.” Pretty odd way of wording it honestly, but I guess the good news is that means x-rays were negative. Sanders will undergo more tests with the Eagles medical staff today to determine the severity and how much time he will miss.
3PM UPDATE: Miles Sanders has no broken bones but is expected to miss 2-3 weeks
I’m not sure what happened with the game plan after Sanders went down yesterday. During Sirianni’s press conference today, he said he didn’t watch any defensive tape during the week. I get that head coaches typically leave that up to their defensive staff but with a mini-bye week heading into Sunday’s game, maybe the head coach should have watched just a little tape to make sure everyone was on the same page?
From there, I think it’s okay to question what Nick Sirianni was doing all week. A little time management would do this Eagles coaching staff right if you ask me. The offense clearly wasn’t working again. Nick Sirianni is calling the plays and looked like a lost puppy after Sanders went down. It’s like we had a game plan to run the ball and at the first sign of adversity, we reverted back to the previous six weeks? Ugh.
Regardless, we should know more about Miles Sanders later today or tomorrow. Go figure he gets hurt after finally being used early in the game to set the tone for the Eagles offense. It’s going to be a long season to say the least.