Eagles’ Miles Sanders Out 1-2 Weeks, Zach Ertz 3-4

Just when it looked like the Eagles might finally be getting some guys, like DeSean Jackson, back from injury, they lose a handful more. Running back Miles Sanders is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with his knee injury, while tight end Zach Ertz will miss 3-4 with a high ankle sprain, Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com reports (on Twitter).

The hits didn’t stop there, as Mortensen noted in a follow-up tweet that defensive lineman Malik Jackson and offensive tackle Jack Driscoll are both looking at potential two-week absences. The injuries couldn’t come at a worse time for Philly, as they’re now 1-4-1 on the year and preparing for a divisional game against the Giants on Thursday Night Football.

Sanders has been one of the few bright spots on the team this season, and he had 118 yards on only nine carries before going down against Baltimore. Ertz’s injury is brutal since fellow tight end Dallas Goedert is already on injured reserve with an ankle injury of his own. Philly entered the year with a two-headed monster at tight end, and now both are on the shelf.

That being said Goedert is eligible to return as soon as this week, and if he’s able to go against the Giants that would be huge. Ertz hasn’t been putting up the numbers we’re used to seeing from him, and he’s reportedly very frustrated about his contract situation.

Jackson is a starter on defense, so that’s a big loss as well. Driscoll is a fourth-round rookie who found himself starting at right tackle on Sunday after an injury to Lane Johnson. The Eagles were already thin at tackle after the season-ending injury to Andre Dillard in August, and if Johnson isn’t ready to return the situation is going to get dire. It’s just been that type of season for Philadelphia.

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16 comments on “Eagles’ Miles Sanders Out 1-2 Weeks, Zach Ertz 3-4

  1. bumpy93

    the only bright spot about this hellish season is getting a top 10 pick in the 2021 nfl draft

  2. phillyphan81

    I was going to buy a bed Eagles Jersey this year but I’m afraid if I put it on I’ll tear my ACL

  3. Lefty_Orioles_Fan
    Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Go and get that Browns Tight end and go and get Bell or quite z frankly Frank Gore would be good for the Eagles!

    • Polish Hammer

      No and no…seasons gone, not need to bring in a TE short term when you already have 2 that will heal. And Gore had his chance to be an Eagle and balked, an didn’t get that ring.

  4. bumpy93

    I mean it’s at a point the season where even if we did somehow win the crappy NFC East we’re going to be trashing our first game we’ll be better off you know not necessarily tanking but we would be better off with the worst record possible for the season and just try to get a high draft pick hey you never know the way things are going it’s so bad and everybody’s getting hurt I was just might land a number one pick somehow someway

  5. rtr1redrockets

    high draft pick wont help this team is gonna b way different next year with the cap situation…

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