The Philadelphia Eagles are going to be without Miles Sanders this week, meaning he will miss all of OTAs, and mandatory minicamp.
The soft tissue injuries have been loading up for the Philadelphia Eagles since last season. We’re not sure exactly how they came about, but luck didn’t do the Eagles any favors last season, that’s for sure. And it looks like the lingering injuries won’t stop this offseason either. As we know, Eagles’ second-round draft pick Miles Sanders has been dealing with some hamstring troubles of his own, which forced him to miss voluntary OTAs for the last three weeks.
As mandatory minicamp kicks off on Tuesday, Sanders is in attendance. Unfortunately, he won’t be doing much more than just watching. Once again, Sanders is expected to be sidelined. Despite his injury update two weeks ago mentioning he could potentially return any day now, the Eagles aren’t going to take any risks. And as Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson met with the media before practice on Tuesday, he issued a not-so-favorable update regarding Sanders.
Sanders to miss the mandatory portion of camp?
According to Doug Pederson, Miles Sanders will miss all of the mandatory minicamps. The three-day practice sessions run from Tuesday until Thursday, and Sanders has not been cleared to participate at all. As we know from the past, hamstring injuries can be quite tricky. Just last year, Eagles’ running back Darren Sproles suffered one himself and missed more than half of the season. Hopefully, that’s not the case for Sanders, and the Eagles are just playing it safe.
So far, there’s no word on a timetable just yet. We expect Sanders to be ready for training camp, but you can never be so sure with a nagging injury like this. Sanders missing time to practice with veterans before training camp isn’t a major deal, but it’s definitely not a favorable situation. Considering it’s his first season in the NFL, every rep you can get is going to be beneficial. Unfortunately, every rep that he misses could be detrimental.