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Rodgers-Cromartie Disappointed By Injury

Leading up to Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie expressed his excitement about having a chance to face his former team.

Just three-and-a-half months ago, the 6-2 defensive back was packaged along with a draft pick and sent to Philadelphia in return for quarterback Kevin Kolb. The Pro Bowl corner noted that he "had a bit of a chip on (his) shoulder" and that he wanted to show the Cardinals that they would regret their decision to part ways with him.

In the first half of the game, the Pro Bowl corner was more active in the defense than he had ever been since joining the team in late July.

Unfortunately, the rest of the day did not go as planned for Rodgers-Cromartie. Despite registering his first career sack and looking impressive in coverage, he suffered a high-ankle sprain while returning the opening kickoff of the second half. The four-year veteran said on Monday that he tore ligaments in the ankle.

"As I was running through the wedge on the return, somebody just rolled on it," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "I haven't been given a prognosis on the injury, yet, but I'll be wearing a protective boot for a few days."

The Tennessee State-alum is confident that he has not played his last game this season, and stated that he "will definitely be back" before the year is over. Head coach Andy Reid simply said that Rodgers-Cromartie will "struggle" to suit up this Sunday night against the Giants.

"This was very disappointing," said Rodgers-Cromartie. "I was starting to feel better about how I was playing in this defense, but then I got hurt. Now I need to fight even harder just to get back to where I was (Sunday). It's a tough situation."

If Rodgers-Cromartie has to miss any games, the Eagles have longtime slot corner Joselio Hanson waiting in the wings. Hanson replaced Rodgers-Cromartie in the defensive lineup in the second half of Sunday's game.

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