The Philadelphia Eagles were given a scare during their 33-22 Week 7 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Running back Miles Sanders was carted out of the game with an ankle injury during Philadelphia's second possession and did not return.
Fortunately, the Eagles received an encouraging update on Monday. While nothing has been confirmed, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said that it looks like Sanders suffered a sprained ankle, which looked worse than it is.
Miles Sanders Injury Update
Rapoport added that Sanders' is still undergoing tests to better understand the severity of the injury, as well as a potential return timetable.
The Eagles involved Sanders early on against the Raiders, rushing the ball six times for 30 yards, which led to a Philadelphia touchdown. He has 418 total yards from scrimmage on 82 touches so far this season but has yet to find the endzone.
Rookie RB Kenneth Gainwell will likely take over as the lead back in Sanders' absence. The 2021 fifth-round pick has rushed the ball 26 times for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns this season. He's also been used as the passing back, catching 19 balls for 164 yards and another score.
Eagles veteran RB Boston Scott will likely move up to the No. 2 role. He had 24 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven attempts after Sanders exited the game.
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