Report: Ronald Darby to Miss 4-6 Weeks
The starting cornerback didn’t return in the Eagles’ 30-17 win on Sunday in Washington.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the initial read on the injury is no no major ligament damage, meaning he could return in 4-6 weeks..
#Eagles CB Ronald Darby is out 4-6 weeks with an dislocated ankle, sources say. No major ligament damage. Surprisingly good news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2017
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was noncommittal today during his day-after presser, on the injury report regarding Darby.
“Well, this is something we’re going to gather a little bit more information on,” Pederson said at his press conference today. “We haven’t — talking with our doctors and [Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Chris] Peduzzi, we need to get some more information on it before we make a full statement on it.”
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Eagles have discussed placing Darby on the IR, but are keeping all their options open.
Eagles were discussing whether Darby could be IR candidate to return but were keeping options open, source said
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 11, 2017
Pederson indicated today that Rasul Douglas might be active next week, in place of Darby, but that it will be evaluated during this week of practice.
“Yeah, we’ll look at that this week, too,: Pederson explained. “We do have, obviously, Rasul sitting there and C.J., obviously. But we’ll look at it, talk with [Defensive coordinator Jim] Schwartz in the next couple days and have a plan. If he can’t go, then possibly Rasul.”
We’ll have more information on Darby’s injury as it comes it.