The Eagles could be without their top two running backs over the final weeks of the season
The Philadelphia Eagles have two games left in the 2021 regular season and are working on clinching a playoff berth. After yesterday’s 34-10 victory over the New York Giants, it appears they might be doing that without their top two running backs in Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard.
Miles Sanders was ruled out at halftime and it was then reported that he broke a bone in his hand. He will have an MRI this week and additional tests today to see how bad the break is, and if there’s any possibility that he can play through it or be sidelined.
Jordan Howard also left yesterday’s game with a “stinger” which is the same type of injury that kept him out for significant time two years ago. Losing both Howard and Sanders would be a brutal blow for the Eagles. If that turns out to be the case, expect the Eagles to add another running back to provide some depth Boston Scott and Kenny Gainwell.
On the season, Miles Sanders has rushed the football 137 times for a total of 754 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Entering yesterday’s game, he rushed for 120 and 131 yards in his last two games. Howard has 75 attempts for 380 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
The show goes on. I’m sure we’ll have some more updates on the injuries this week.
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