Nick Sirianni provides injury updates on Eagles’ running backs ahead of Wild Card matchup
Monday afternoon, Nick Sirianni spoke with the media and provided injury updates on Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard. The Eagles’ running backs have been battling injuries in recent weeks, but things are beginning to trend in the right direction.
Sanders has been recovering from a broken hand suffered against the New York Giants in week 16. The Eagles held him out of their final two regular-season games, expecting him to return before the playoffs. Sirianni told the media they are hopeful Sanders will play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sirianni said the same thing ahead of their game against the Cowboys, but Sanders never played. To be fair, the Eagles held out most of their starters to be safe anyways. The Eagles will need Sanders as they will likely lean on their rushing attack against the defending Super Bowl champs this weekend.
Howard hasn’t missed time, but he’s clearly still dealing with the stinger he suffered against the Giants. Sirianni stated he was also hopeful Howard would play against the Bucs, which is expected. If Howard was able to rush against Washington, he should be fine with an extra week of rest before the postseason.
Being able to rest this past weekend should help these two immensely. A run-heavy offense can take a toll on running backs, so having a week to recover should do wonders.
Nobody new was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but 11 players, including Fletcher Cox and several other starters, remain out. Sirianni stated they all were ready to go against Dallas last week, but the team decided to rest their starters. Expect them to be activated today or tomorrow afternoon.
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