Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles will miss the rest of the 2019 season. According to the Eagles’ statement on Twitter, Sproles suffered a torn hip flexor muscle.
The Super Bowl champion was able to play on November 3 against the Chicago bears with no issues. During the next week, he was re-evaluated which revealed the torn muscle.
Philadelphia released a statement and timeline via Twitter, announcing his absence.
Statement from the Philadelphia Eagles regarding RB Darren Sproles pic.twitter.com/SomTcRI0g3
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 15, 2019
Sproles played in only six games this season, starting one. He rushed 17 times for 66 yards and no touchdowns. In the passing game he saw 10 targets, catching six for 24 yards.
He has been a Pro Bowl selection three times, but has seen less and less work as his career progresses. Coming into the league in 2005, the 14-year veteran has not played all 16 games in a season since 2015, his second of three consecutive Pro Bowl years. He had 705 yards total and four total touchdowns.
The Eagles will have to rely on Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders at the running back position. The third string back will likely be Boston Scott.
Philadelphia continues its season Sunday, November 17 in a Super Bowl 52 rematch against the New England Patriots.
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