Nick Sirianni is hopeful for Miles Sanders to return for the playoffs, plus more in the Eagles’ injury front
Yesterday afternoon, Nick Sirianni provided more updates on the Eagles’ injuries heading into the final week of the season. The Eagles have been healthy for the last few weeks but still remain without several key players, including Miles Sanders.
Sanders missed last week’s game with a broken hand that he sustained during their victory against the New York Giants. Philadelphia didn’t put Sanders on injured reserve due to the NFL’s rules stating that if a player gets placed on the injured reserve list twice in a season, they are automatically ruled out for the remainder of the year.
When asked about Sanders’ availability this weekend against the Cowboys, Nick Sirianni said he will be out again but is hopeful he can return for their Wild Card game. Sanders missing Saturday’s game isn’t shocking at all and honestly, there is nothing to gain from any of the starters playing, so it makes sense to not risk further injury.
Brandon Brooks has been out since week two with a pectoral injury, and it appears he is officially done for the season. Sirianni didn’t have any updates about his status, like he’s said every week this season.
Davion Taylor is another starter who has missed significant time, suffering a knee injury in late November. Sirianni confirmed yesterday that Taylor is shut down for the season. Losing Taylor was a brutal blow, but Alex Singleton has surprisingly played well in his absence.
Fletcher Cox and 11 others have been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Although numerous key players are out, the long-term effects aren’t worrying. The new rules allow asymptomatic players to return within five days.
Again, Saturday’s game is also meaningless for both sides, so they could just be inactive regardless since the game won’t affect much in terms of the playoffs.
We will get a better idea about the rest of the team when the Eagles release their injury reports later this week. But based on yesterday’s comments, it should be another healthy week for the Eagles injury-wise.
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