Miles Sanders reinjures ankle in Eagles win versus NY Jets

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /

Following the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 13 victory over the New York Jets, unfortunately, there’s a little bad news to report. Four Birds would leave the playing field with injuries and wouldn’t return including cornerback Steven Nelson, linebacker/special teamer Patrick Johnson, running back Miles Sanders, and center Jason Kelce.

It appears to be a back injury for Johnson, a shoulder issue for Nelson, and a knee issue for the legend, Jason Kelce. In Miles Sanders’ case, he’s reinjured the same ankle that’s been giving him issues and forced him to miss the end of the game versus the New York Giants in Week 13.

The bye week comes at the perfect time for Miles Sanders and the Eagles.

It took forever for the Eagles’ bye week to arrive, but we’re here. Week 14 is the latest possible point in the season that any NFL team can see its bye week, but it seems to have come at the right time for Philadelphia.

The Eagles will look to get not only Jalen Hurts back from his ankle issue but also Jordan Howard. He’s missed both Week 12 and Week 13 due to a knee injury.

Sanders, despite the setback, seemed as upbeat as he could be under the circumstances. He’s not only happy about the team win. He’s proud of his teammate, quarterback Gardner Minshew, who stepped in for Jalen Hurts and completed 20 of 25 passes for 242 yards while tossing two touchdowns.

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The Eagles’ final four games of the season, following Week 14’s bye week are against the Washington Football Team in Week 15 and Week 17, the New York Giants in Week 16, and the Dallas Cowboys in the season finale.

Here’s a nice nugget. If the season were to end today, they’d own the final Wild Card spot in the NFC thanks to the Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the Lions in Detroit.