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Darren Sproles Injury: Eagles running back might be inactive [UPDATE]

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The Eagles might not activate Darren Sproles in their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Rich Schultz

According to a report from ESPN Insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the outlook for Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles doesn't look very positive this week.

As you can see, Mortensen doesn't even expect the veteran rusher to be active. And even if Sproles is active, Schefter notes that a big role is not expected for him. Sproles only plays around 30% of the team's offensive snaps, but he has been very effective in limited playing time. Sproles has also proved to be very dangerous as the team's punt returner.

Sproles is still feeling the effects of a MCL sprain suffered in Week 6. The 31-year-old running back was limited in practice all week and ruled questionable on the Eagles' final injury report.

With Sproles likely to be limited/inactive, the Eagles could lean heavily on starting running back LeSean McCoy. Backup ball carrier Chris Polk, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury but was ruled probable to play, could replace some of Sproles' touches.

UPDATE: Sproles is inactive.

The official Eagles-Cardinals inactive list will be released around an hour and a half before the 4:05 PM EST kickoff time.