Eagles news: Ronald Darby dislocates ankle, MRI scheduled for Monday


Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is expected to have an MRI on Monday as his injury is being called a dislocated ankle.

Well, at least we aren’t hearing things like “torn ligaments” or “broken bones”. We can now confirm what we believed in an earlier story reported by Inside The Iggles. The Philadelphia Eagles have, indeed, lost their starting cornerback, Ronald Darby, for an extended period of time.

Darby, who was carted off of the field in the first half of the Eagles’ first regular season game against the Washington Redskins, has suffered a dislocated ankle. Fortunately, the X-Rays taken on Sunday were negative. Still, there will be an MRI scheduled for Monday.

The NFL Network‘s own Ian Rapoport dropped a tweet a little over two hours after the game concluded.

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Darby’s injury now vaults Jalen Mills to the top of the Eagles’ depth chart at the cornerback position. Much is expected of Mills in 2017. That was true when Darby was healthy. It’s especially true now that there’s no real timetable for Darby’s return.

Patrick Robinson, who the Eagles also acquired during the offseason, filled in admirably in Darby’s absence. He was added to the Eagles roster in hopes that he would find his way into the starting lineup.

After struggling in camp, there were questions as to whether Robinson could handle the responsibility. That led the Eagles to trade for Darby in the first place. Now, the regular season is only one game old, and the Eagles are right back where they started.

After Darby, Robinson and Mills, Philly has two more cornerbacks on the active roster. That includes Dexter McDougle and Rasul Douglas. Don’t be surprised if the Eagles elevate C.J. Smith from the practice squad or look to add another corner via trade or free agency.

You already know executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman is on the job.