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Darren Sproles Injury: Eagles running back's status is unclear

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The latest on the injury status of Eagles running back Darren Sproles.

Rich Schultz

There were certainly a lot of bright spots in the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-0 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

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:

And here are the less optimistic signs:

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.

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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.