One of the negatives for Philadelphia, however, was that veteran running back Darren Sproles left the game early with a left knee injury and did not return.
Sproles was banged up after being tackled by Giants defensive tackle Markus Kuhn on a four-yard gain. Sproles walked off the field on his own power and then went into the Eagles locker room.
The Eagles, who are not very liberal with injury information, have not yet confirmed Sproles' status. With that in mind, here's what's being said from various sources.
Here are the optimistic indications:
#Eagles player told me Sproles was laughing in the locker room and didn't seem to be in any pain. Concerned? "Nah"— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) October 13, 2014
Darren Sproles just walked out of the locker room. Looked like a normal walk. "I'll be all right," he said.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) October 13, 2014
And here are the less optimistic signs:
Tafoya reports that Eagles tested the stability of Sproles' left MCL, ACL, and that the news left Sproles "pretty unhappy."— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) October 13, 2014
Lane Johnson on Sproles' injury: "I think think they'll find out tomorrow, but I don't think it looks good."— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) October 13, 2014
So... it's hard get a clear read on Sproles' status at this time.
Sproles is clearly extremely valuable to this team so his absence would certainly hurt. The good news for the Eagles, however, is that they don't play again until after their Week 7 bye.
Speaking of, Eagles third string running back Chris Polk, who missed Sunday night's game with a hamstring injury, said he plans to return following the bye. Polk's return would help with Philadelphia's current lack of running back depth.
Chris Polk says he will be ready to play after the bye week. #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) October 13, 2014
We'll continue to provide updates on Sproles' status as they become available. For now, sit tight as the Eagles hope to avoid bad news.