Eagles news: Ronald Darby leaves Redskins game with injury

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Kirk Cousins
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Kirk Cousins /

The Eagles may have just lost Ronald Darby for an extended period of time.

Much of the excitement surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles revolved around one fact. They were walking into their first game of the season with most of their key pieces relatively healthy. Unfortunately, they won’t walk out of game one in the same fashion. It appears as though they may have lost their starting cornerback, Ronald DarbyThe eyeball test tells us he’ll be out for an extended period of time.

The Eagles were leading the Washington Redskins in the second quarter by a score of 13-0. Darby went down with a non-contact injury. There’s been no official word yet, but the first guess states it may be something in the area of a dislocated ankle.

Let’s all hope something isn’t broken.

Fingers are crossed.

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Darby came to the Eagles thanks to a trade that sent one of the team’s former receivers, Jordan Matthews to the Buffalo Bills. Said trade took care of a need for both teams.

The Eagles spent much of the offseason, training camp and preseason with issues and needs at the cornerback position. If Darby is on the sideline for an extended period of time, those issues may come to the forefront again.

There have been highlights and a ton of things to be excited about in game one. Still, in spite of all that, Darby’s injury is, without question, the biggest story of the first half of game one.

Well, that and the fact that the Redskins put up 14 straight points to take a lead of 14-13. The Eagles are on top at halftime as kicker Caleb Sturgis made amends for missing an extra point. He made a 50-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. The Eagles take a 16-13 lead into halftime. There’s still a lot of football to be played, but the loss of Darby can’t result in the loss of an early divisional game.