The Eagles have had success in the past despite a litany of injuries, and it looks like they’re headed toward the same kind of up-hill battle again in 2019.
In addition to the three players who were ruled questionable to return after injuries in the first and second quarters on Sunday — Jason Peters, Andre Dillard and Derek Barnett — cornerback Ronald Darby suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter and will not return against the Lions.
Injury Update: CB Ronald Darby has a hamstring injury and is out.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 22, 2019
Darby had 6 total tackles on the day, adding to the 8 total tackles he made in Weeks 1 and 2 combined.
This is just another blow to what’s becoming a long list of injuries for the cornerback, who missed time in 2017 with a dislocated ankle, and finished the 2018 season on IR due to a torn ACL.
Looks like we’ll have to wait to hear from head coach Doug Pederson about what kind of timeline Darby is looking at this time before he returns to the field.
(Also, please cue the “Jalen Ramsey trade talks ramp up” reports.)