Eagles RB Sanders, RG Brooks injured, out vs. Giants

Field Level Media

December 30, 2019 at 2:39 am.

The injury-depleted Philadelphia Eagles lost two more starters in the first half of Sunday’s NFC East-deciding game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., and neither returned

Running back Miles Sanders left the game with 10 minutes to play in the second quarter with what the team called an ankle injury. His last play was an 11-yard run (capping a nine-carry, 52-yard half for the rookie), and he walked to the locker room on his own.

Two drives later, after Carson Wentz hit Josh Perkins for a go-ahead, 24-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go before the half, right guard Brandon Brooks went down on the point-after kick. The Eagles players came out to offer support as trainers worked on Brooks before ultimately carting him off the field.

The team announced before halftime that both were questionable to return, but updated their status to out for the game during the third quarter.

NFL Network reported after the game, which the Eagles won 34-17 to clinch the NFC East, that Brooks had a dislocated shoulder that was popped back into place. The report added Brooks’ status for the wild-card playoffs next week is uncertain pending additional tests.

Brooks earned his third straight Pro Bowl selection this season, after suffering a torn Achilles in the playoffs last season. He also signed a four-year, $54.2 million contract extension in November.

The Eagles entered Sunday with numerous starters out injured, including tight end Zach Ertz, right tackle Lane Johnson, and wideout Nelson Agholor. Defensive lineman Malik Jackson and receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery are among the 11 players Philadelphia has on injured reserve.