The Philadelphia Eagles secondary may have gotten some unfortunate news on Friday. Their young cornerback, Cre’Von LeBlanc may be out until November.
The injury bug that the Philadelphia Eagles have seemingly had to deal with for two seasons plus must feel like a swarm of mosquitos by now. No unit has been hit as hard as the cornerbacks. Jalen Mills opened camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. Ronald Darby is missing in action, and Cre’Von LeBlanc got nicked up not too long after camp started.
We may now know the extent of LeBlanc’s injury. According to Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philly, Philly’s young corner has a Lisfranc sprain. The good news is surgery won’t be required. The bad news is LeBlanc could be out until November.
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Gunn’s report states that Philly’s hoping to have him back around the middle of September or towards the end of that same month. That’s apparently the best case scenario. If they’re wrong and LeBlanc doesn’t heal as quickly as they’re hoping, he could be out until November.
That’s right around the same time Philly picked him up a season ago. He started in four of the eight regular season games he appeared in, racking up 24 total tackles (20 were solo) in the process, but it was in the NFL Playoffs where LeBlanc truly made a name for himself.
Snatching an interception thrown by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the first play of the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs will do that for you. Don’t be surprised if Philly picks up a corner after news came that they signed a safety on Friday.