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Miles Sanders Played Wildcard Game With Ankle and MCL Injuries

The Eagles injury luck in 2019 carried over into 2020. First it was Carson Wentz who suffered a concussion after taking an unnecessary hit to the head from Jadeveon Clowney. Then just before halftime in the game we saw Miles Sanders laying on the field in pain.

Sanders returned to play in the second half and looked mostly like himself. Today Sanders told beat writers that he suffered an MCL sprain in the game.

In Week 17 Sanders went down with an ankle sprain, so that was two separate painful injuries he had to tolerate. He still went on to have a pretty productive game, gaining a nice 69 yards on 14 rushes for a solid 4.9 yards per attempt. He also caught three passes for eight yards, but he had one costly drop on a 4th-down play that buried the Eagles' attempt at a comeback.

The good news is that these injuries won't be long-term issues that will cost him his offseason to rehab. Instead, in a month or two he should already be at 100% for the 2020 season. His 2019 season has given Eagles fans hope that they have a possible elite running back in their backfield for years to come.

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