This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.
The Philadelphia Eagles
The injury bug continues to make its home in Philadelphia and claimed two more players over the weekend. Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz were both unable to finish the team's loss to Baltimore and are set to miss time recovering from their respective injuries. Sanders suffered an undisclosed knee injury that looks a lot like a MCL sprain. Even if it is a low-grade sprain, Sanders would be hard-pressed to play in a normal week of preparation. Unfortunately, that seems increasingly unlikely with the Eagles taking on the Giants on Thursday of Week 7. Look for Boston Scott to lead the Eagles running attack.
After losing Dallas Goedert to a broken ankle in Week 3, the Eagles have lost another tight end to an ankle injury. Ertz suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's loss to the Ravens and is expected to miss at least three weeks. High ankle sprains involve the distal tibiofibular joint, the area where the ends of the two lower leg bones are fortified by multiple ligaments. High ankle sprains often take longer to heal than "normal" lateral ankle sprains and have gained notoriety this season with players like Michael Thomas and Christian McCaffrey sustaining the injury. Those invested in Ertz will need to find a replacement for the immediate future.
As mentioned with Sanders, the Eagles have a short week of preparation, making it difficult to get a great gauge on their other injured players including DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Alshon Jeffery (Lisfranc)