Is Miles Sanders playing today against Washington? Latest injury update on Eagles RB
Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders suffers from an ankle injury, which caused him to miss the Eagles game two weeks ago against the New York Jets. Will it be available in week 15? What’s the latest on Sanders’ injury status and how has he performed so far in 2021?
Will Miles Sanders play against Washington on Tuesday?
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni confirmed on Friday that Sanders would be “ready to roll” for Tuesday’s game. The Philadelphia head-back trained on a limited basis until Thursday. Then on Friday and Saturday he trained as a full participant.
The injury only cost Sanders one game. It was the fourth game he has missed this season after the same injury sidelined him for a three-game streak earlier in the year. Sanders will return to the lineup for a crucial divisional clash against the Washington football team. The two teams enter the duel with a record of 6-7. At a press conference earlier in the week, Sanders said, “We all know what’s at stake.”
How has Sanders played so far this season?
The Eagles lead the league in rushing yards. They average 160 rushing yards per game, Sanders averaging just over 57 yards on average so far this season. Additionally, it contributes to an attack that features a heavy QB rush attack.
QB Jalen Hurts has 78 carries this year, either by design or by jamming. In addition, he has found the end zone 8 times. Sanders didn’t score in 2021, which might come as a surprise to some. He might be the RB1 in Philly, but he’s not the main rusher.
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Sanders is in his third season, and while he may not have found the end zone, he is still averaging 5.2 yards per carry. That total is a mustache off his career-high 5.3 yards per carry, which came last year in his second season in the league.
Ultimately, Sanders does a solid job for the Eagles. But as long as Hurts is the starting quarterback, it looks like Sanders will face some production limitations. The owners of Fantasy are probably disappointed with its release this year. Nevertheless, the Eagles are discovering who they are and forging an identity around a new QB and new technical staff.