Philadelphia Eagles: Darren Sproles suffers broken arm, placed on team IR


Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles is scheduled for an MRI on what we now know is a broken arm on Monday.

When Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles went down during Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the New York Giants, fans held there breath a little. The first reaction most of us had, when we saw the repay went something like this: “It doesn’t look like there was much contact to the knee”. We were right. There wasn’t.

That’s a good thing.

Unfortunately, he did, however, sustain an injury, and it appears to be relatively serious. As we watched him take an early stroll to the Eagles locker room, we heard that it may have been a wrist. It was at that point that we all held our collective breaths again. We can now confirm that the Eagles can add another of their key contributors to the injury list. This one’s on offense.

As usual, NFL insider Ian Rapoport was on top of it.

Take a look:

First the report:

Shortly thereafter, he had an update:

What’s next?

Sproles has suffered a broken arm, and is out indefinitely. He’s been added to the team’s IR (injured reserve), making him the second running back on the roster to be placed there (rookie Donnel Pumphrey was the first).

Often, players see their NFL careers end, and it’s not on their own terms. Sproles is still a key contributor to his team. He is still capable of providing a spark in the running and passing game. He’s still one of the best punt returners the league has ever seen as well. We can only hope, as Eagles fans, that this isn’t the last time we’ll see Sproles in an Eagles jersey. He’s earned the right to go out on his own terms.

First thing’s first however. An MRI is scheduled for Monday. We’ll see what happens at that point.