Eagles back Sproles done for 2019 season
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles is done for the rest of the 2019 season. He has been diagnosed with a hip flexor muscle injury.
Sproles intended to retire following the 2018 season. But decided against that to play one final season in the City of Brotherly Love.
“Darren originally suffered a partial tear of the muscle during the game against the New York Jets on October 6th. He went through four weeks of rehabilitation, including a return to practice on October 30th. After extensive testing and participation in practice, he was fully cleared. Darren was able to play against the Chicago Bears on November 3rd without reporting any issues.
“When the team returned on November 11th, Darren was a full participant in Monday’s practice, as well as a workout on Tuesday. Following Wednesday’s practice, Darren reported the injury and was evaluated. Further testing on Thursday revealed a torn hip flexor muscle.”
Sproles signed a one-year, $1.33 million deal with the Eagles on July 19th. After receiving a $400,000 signing bonus, he was being paid $1 million during the season.
With Sproles sidelined for the final weeks of the season, the team is expected to sign free agent running back Jay Ajayi. He previously spent time with the Eagles.
The last three seasons of his career has been tough, as he has battled injuries. This hip flexor muscle injury is the latest.
He played in six games during the 2018 season after tearing his ACL during the 2017 season.
In his last game with the team, he had two carries for seven yards in a 22-14 win over the Bears. He also had one reception for three yards.
This season, he has appeared in six games, including one start. He has 17 carries for 66 yards. He also had six receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown.