Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren
Sproles suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee during Sunday night’s 27-0 win
over the New York Giants.
Sproles injured the knee late in the third quarter when his left leg was bent
backward while he was pinned to the ground.
“He’s got an MCL sprain so we’ll see how long it’ll be. Could be a week or
two,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said during Monday’s press conference. “I wasn’t
as concerned as some other people were.”
Philadelphia has a bye in Week 7, then follows with a visit to Arizona.
Sproles has rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns this season to go along
with a punt return for a touchdown. He leads the NFL in punt return yardage
and has averaged 15.6 yards per return.
The Eagles acquired Sproles during the offseason from the New Orleans Saints
in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.