Miles Sanders left Sunday’s 34-10 win late in the first half with a hand injury and the early news back doesn't sound great.
After Sanders left the game, he was eventually ruled out and didn’t return.
And now NFL Network is reporting that Sanders has a fracture in his hand, which was the fear on Sunday evening:
On Sunday night, NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark reported that Sanders would have X-rays in the morning.
NBC Sports’ Mike Florio first reported the concern about a hand fracture.
Losing Sanders would obviously be a big blow for the Eagles. Before his exit on Sunday, Sanders had 45 yards on seven carries. And over the last month he’s been fantastic.
In the Eagles’ previous four games, Sanders had 67 carries for 409 yards (6.10) and was a big part of the Eagles’ impressive running attack.
When healthy this season, Sanders has been great. But he's struggled to stay healthy. He missed three games earlier this season with an ankle injury and left last week's game early with a quad injury that kept him out of practice this past week.
What could make the loss of Sanders even tougher is the fact that Jordan Howard left Sunday’s game early too with a stinger. That's particularly notable because that's the designation the Eagles gave Howard a couple years ago when his season ended early.
The Eagles’ rushing attack has been great the last couple months and they’ve had games without Sanders and games without Howard. But they haven’t had a game without either of them since Tampa Bay in Week 6, when Howard was still on the practice squad.
After Sanders and Howard, the Eagles still have Boston Scott and Kenny Gainwell on their active roster. They also have Jason Huntley on the practice squad.
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