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:
Sources: #Eagles CB Ronald Darby has suffered a dislocated right ankle. X-Rays were negative. MRI to check for ligament & tendon damage.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2017
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.
#Darby @Eagles better case scenario.— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) September 10, 2017
Sounds like subtalar ankle dislocation
If so, no surgery, mid season return.https://t.co/wz6BDDU3Hs https://t.co/6I9nb8bHC2
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.
Caleb Sturgis said he's fine after hurting himself on a kickoff. Didn't seem concerned.— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroCSN) September 10, 2017