Miles Sanders Out of Practice, and is Expected to Miss More Than That

Having a mobile quarterback on your team tends to make life a little easier for running backs. They take some of the attention off you, it opens up the offense more, reads and draws tend to see more yards on average, but at the same time, it can’t be fun to be out-rushed by your quarterback. As of right now, that’s where Miles Sander sits. Despite putting up a very respectable 4.8 yards per carry, Miles Sanders hasn’t quite gotten the attention he’s deserved as a member of the Eagles offense. In 2021, he has seen just 63 rushing attempts, and worse yet, hasn’t seen the goalline. Last week’s matchup against the Raiders looked different though, as Sanders was a major part of the game plan. He started strong, but was halted after an awkward tackle resulted in him being carted off the field with an ankle injury. Initial reports have been inconsistent, but we feel comfortable classifying this injury to result in a High Injury Risk with a Poor Health Performance and an Optimal Recovery Time of 4 weeks, slating him to be back and healthy by Week 11. Sanders’ is dealing with a grade 2 (moderate) low ankle sprain, which is comparable to Saquon Barkley’s current injury.


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