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Kelly: MCL Sprain For Sproles

Before the Eagles take some time off for their bye week, it was time to have some photo day fun ...

Head coach Chip Kelly said that running back Darren Sproles suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee Sunday night against the Giants. Sproles will receive treatment during the bye week and be re-evaluated when the players return.

Kelly said that the injury is not as severe as the one that landed guard Evan Mathis on the Injured Reserve/Designated For Return list. Furthermore, Kelly said that the Eagles will not make any roster moves in light of Sproles' injury.

The Eagles are off for the bye week before traveling to face Arizona on October 26.

Late in the third quarter, Sproles was pinned to the ground and his left leg was bent backwards.

Sproles is second on the team with 211 yards rushing this season, but leads the way with three rushing touchdowns and is tied for first with four total scores. He also leads the league in punt return yardage and among players with at least 10 returns has the best average at 15.6 yards per return.

In Sunday's win, Sproles had 39 rushing yards, including a 15-yard touchdown earlier in the third quarter which put the game well out of reach.

This season, Sproles has earned the NFC Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week awards.

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