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RB Miles Sanders ruled out for Sunday's game in Washington

Miles Sanders
Miles Sanders

Head Coach Nick Sirianni offered the following injury updates at his Monday press conference, the day after the Eagles beat the Giants, 34-10:

• G Nate Herbig suffered a knee sprain on Sunday but could have returned to the game if needed.

• RB Jordan Howard underwent an MRI after suffering a stinger against the Giants. While there's no exact timetable, the Eagles received positive news and are "hopeful," per Sirianni, that Howard can play this Sunday.

• RB Miles Sanders suffered a broken hand in the second quarter of Sunday's win. Sanders is out for this Sunday's game against Washington. Sirianni said that Sanders will not go on Injured Reserve.

• S K'Von Wallace exited Sunday's game with a hip pointer injury. Wallace should be able to play this Sunday in Washington.

The Eagles added four players to the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday: defensive end Derek Barnett, defensive back Andre Chachere, and defensive end Tarron Jackson, along with practice squad tight end Noah Togiai. That's in addition to the four players who missed Sunday's game due to being on the Reserve/COVID-19 list: linebacker Shaun Bradley, tackle Le'Raven Clark, tackle Andre Dillard, and defensive end Ryan Kerrigan.

Sirianni said that he is working with his coaching staff and the team's medical team about enhanced protocols to keep the team as safe as possible in the final weeks of the regular season. The players are off until Wednesday, so the exact adjustments are not yet finalized, but Sirianni did say that the quarterbacks would be isolated in separate rooms at the facility to protect the team in case of an outbreak.

Following Washington's 56-14 loss to Dallas on Sunday night, Head Coach Ron Rivera was asked who will start at quarterback against the Eagles. Rivera told reporters that Taylor Heinicke, who missed the Week 15 matchup against Philadelphia while on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, will start, but that the team wants to get a look at backup Kyle Allen, who also was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, at some point in the final two weeks. Washington is 6-9 after three straight losses, all to NFC East rivals.

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