The Philadelphia Eagles really dodged a bullet with Ronald Darby’s injury.
NFL Insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that he did not suffer any significant damage in his dislocated ankle and will only miss 4-to-6 weeks.
#Eagles CB Ronald Darby is out 4-6 weeks with an dislocated ankle, sources say. No major ligament damage. Surprisingly good news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2017
Philadelphia immediately feared the worst when Darby went down, the injury was gruesome to watch.
So you go from thinking he’s gone for the season to a mid-season return. Now he’ll be back in six weeks or less.
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) September 10, 2017
This is obviously great news for the Eagles considering how leaky their cornerbacks are, although Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson held up against the Washington Redskins yesterday after Darby went down. They were also greatly aided by an Eagles pass rush that sacked Kirk Cousins four times.
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