Monday Injury Rounds: Week 7

Analysis on injuries to Miles Sanders and Jonnu Smith. Follow up discussion on Michael Thomas, Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, and others. Updates on injured reserve talents including Christian McCaffrey, Dallas Goedert, Sterling Shepard, and others

Inseason injury coverage

Footballguys will again provide comprehensive injury coverage during the regular season.

My writing and podcast schedule will include:

Monday Injury Rounds > Published as soon as complete Sunday night and updated through Tuesday morning, this feature will review all the major injuries from the weekend's games, provide follow up analysis on injured players who have yet to return to play, and project when every injured player will return.

Waiver Wire Podcast > Tuesday morning release reviewing all injuries at the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end positions with Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom heading into your weekly waiver run.

Midweek Injury Expectations > Published late Wednesday night after the first weekly practice participation report and updated through Thursday's practice report, this feature will detail the current practice participation of every listed player and project the likelihood each player will play in the coming week.

Thursday Live Audible podcast > Joining Cecil Lammey, Sigmund Bloom, and Matt Waldman at 9:00 ET every Thursday night for a comprehensive Q&A updating all player injuries.

Gameday Injury Expectations > Published Saturday, this feature will review the practice status of every injured player, provide analysis on player/coach/beat writer comments throughout the week, and discuss how likely and how effective each injured player will be on Sunday.

Sunday Live Gameday podcast > Joining Sigmund Bloom and Matt Waldman at 10:00 ET every Sunday morning to discuss and interpret the week's practice participation reports and breaking weekend injury news.

Injury Rounds

Miles Sanders | Left knee injury | Week-to-Week | Out Week 7

Sanders was injured at the end of a long run in which he fumbled. Video showed his left knee buckled and rotated when tackled. While not obvious evidence of a long-term injury, ligament sprains and/or meniscus injuries are both possible. The Eagles didn't address Sanders' condition after the game but he'll have a tough turnaround to recover in time for Philadelphia's Thursday night game.

I'll update as more details are reported.

Monday Update: Chris Mortensen reports Sanders will miss 1-2 weeks with a knee injury. Jay Glazer does not believe Sanders will play this week.

The Eagles would love to have Sanders available for the critical Week 8 game against Dallas. But if Sanders doesn't recover quickly, it's likely the Eagles will need to rest him through their Week 9 bye. The 1-2 week timeframe suggests the Eagles already suspect that may be necessary.

Jonnu Smith | Right ankle sprain | Awaiting Information | Questionable Week 7

Smith's ankle rolled at the end of a trap block early in the third quarter. The injury is not consistent with a high ankle injury but it's also not likely to be a simple low ankle sprain. Smith had his ankle taped but the joint didn't respond well and he never returned. Consider him questionable but it may prove to be a tough recovery for Week 7.

Monday Update: Adam Schefter reports Smith's injury is "minor" and is likely to be listed questionable for this week's game.

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