Eagles Darby Leaves with Ankle Injury, Will Not Return
The Eagles suffered a huge loss in the fist-half against the Redskins.
Newly acquired starting cornerback Ronald Darby left the Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins with a ankle injury and will not return. Darby rolled his ankle, and had to be carted off the field during the second quarter in Washington. The injury was a non-contact, he rolled his ankle, and looked to be either a fracture or severe sprain.
— Scott Grayson (@SGrayson973) September 10, 2017.
Backup Patrick Robinson replaced Darby on the outside.
Already one of the Eagless’ biggest question marks heading into 2017, the secondary was already short with thrid-round pick Rasul Douglas inactive.
While the Eagles’ pass defense held up adequately through most of the first half, they have been beat a few times, with Kirk Cousins missing some open receivers.
Darby was acquired before the teams second preseason game for wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
Ronald Darby has a dislocated ankle #Eagles. MRI to come
— John McMullen (@JFMcMullen) September 10, 2017
Former San Diego Chargers team doctor, David J. Chao, who discusses NFL injuries via his twitter handle @ProFootballDr, discussed what he saw when watching the video of Darby’s injury.
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) September 10, 2017