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Ronald Darby injured: Eagles cornerback might not be out for the season

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Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby suffered a dislocated ankle during Philadelphia’s Week 1 win over the Washington Redskins, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. More details:

So ... what does this mean? It’s obviously not great news that Darby suffered a serious injury, but it sounds like he might not be out for the season. Rapoport shared this reply from Dr. David Chao.

Keep in mind nothing is official here since, as Rapoport noted, Darby still needs to undergo an MRI. But for now, it seems like there’s at least some kind of hope the third-year corner can return this season.

Darby being out is a big loss for the Eagles. He’s clearly Philadelphia’s best cornerback, although Jalen Mills played well in Week 1. It’s not like the Eagles are deep at corner. Patrick Robinson is not an ideal starter on the outside.

In other injury news, starting left tackle Jason Petes told reporters he plans to play in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Peters left the Eagles-Washington game and tried to come back but ultimately couldn’t stay in.

Kicker Caleb Sturgis injured his hip but it sounds like he might be OK. Something to watch.

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