Updated: 6:31 p.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If the Eagles beat the Giants and punch their ticket to the postseason, they'll have to do it without one of their best players.
Rookie running back Miles Sanders suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter and has been ruled out.
After a brief stay in the blue medical popup tent early in the second quarter, Sanders walked to the locker room.
This is a big blow for an Eagles’ offense that really couldn’t afford it. Sanders is one of the few playmakers they still have left.
In this game, Sanders has 52 rushing yards. At the time of his injury, the Giants had just 20 total yards.
The Eagles still have Boston Scott and Jordan Howard in this game. Scott was on the practice squad earlier this season and Howard is back for this game after missing a month an a half.
Earlier in the week, Doug Pederson made it clear that the Eagles were going to ride with Sanders and Scott and that Howard would be eased back in. Howard hasn’t played since Nov. 3 against Chicago.
Meanwhile, in the six games without Howard, Sanders had been great. He has put himself in the conversation for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
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