MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Nick Sirianni confirmed Miles Sanders suffered a broken hand and won’t play in Week 17 against the Washington Football Team. Sirianni said the Eagles are “hopeful” Sanders will be able to return this season and won’t be placed on injured reserve.
SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Howard Eskin noted that Mike Florio reported Miles Sanders might have a fractured hand. Sanders is reportedly set to be examined again on Monday but he told teammates he thinks his hand is fractured. Not good.
More from Florio’s story:
If there’s a fracture, he could be out a few weeks. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Eagles may not have Sanders as they try to nail down an unlikely playoff berth.
The Eagles already placed Sanders on injured reserve this season so they can’t put him back on IR unless they’re willing to shut him down for the year. He’ll have to take up a roster spot as he potentially misses time.
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
Not great news for the Philadelphia Eagles’ running back situation, with Miles Sanders being ruled out against the New York Giants with a hand injury shortly after halftime. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the injury, but he was listed as questionable heading into the half and never came out of the locker room afterward.
Before being sidelined, Sanders had seven carries for 45 yards — and one costly drop —, in a game that wasn’t as run heavy in the first half as they’ve been recently. Sanders has been dealing with injuries most of the season, but mostly lower body issues.
Fortunately, the team has Jordan Howard back in the lineup this week after missing several games, and Boston Scott ran one in for the Eagles’ first touchdown of the game shortly after halftime. The team also has rookie running back Kenny Gainwell, who has done some nice things with the opportunities he’s gotten this season.
The Eagles also suffered some hits to the secondary with safety K’Von Wallace sidelined early with a hip injury, and cornerback Steven Nelson questionable to return with a hand injury of his own.