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Eagles RB Darren Sproles Has Torn ACL & Broken Arm


Adam Schefter reports that Eagles RB Darren Sproles not only broke his arm during Sunday’s game, but also tore his ACL on the very same play.

Sproles is undergoing surgery for his arm Monday and will later have ACL surgery.

This will, unfortunately, end Sproles’ 2017 season and could be the last we see of him in the NFL, as he previously mentioned that this year was likely his last.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Eagles RB Darren Sproles is believed to have sustained a broken arm during Sunday’s game against the Giants.

According to Rapoport, Sproles will still undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but he will be out indefinitely.

Based on the timeline for this injury, Rapoport says it would make sense for the Eagles to place him on injured reserve.

The Eagles are already without rookie Donnel Pumphrey, who was placed on injured reserve last week, so they will move forward with a backfield that consists of LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood and rookie Corey Clement.

Sproles, 34, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2005. He spent five years in San Diego before signing on with the Saints in 2011. New Orleans later traded him to the Eagles for the 2014 season.

Sproles is in the final year of his two-year, $8 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2017 season.

Entering today’s game, Sproles had appeared in two games and rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with seven receptions for 73 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Sproles as the news is available.

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