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Eagles Injury Update: Darren Sproles Has 'Slight' Hamstring Injury, Status Unclear

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    Eagles Injury Update: Darren Sproles Has 'Slight' Hamstring Injury, Status Unclear
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    Darren Sproles injured his hamstring during Wednesday's practice, head coach Doug Pederson said Friday morning. 

    Sproles missed Thursday's session and his status for Sunday's game is up in the air. 

    "Just a slight hamstring [injury]," Pederson said. 

    The Eagles will have a light practice Friday and a walkthrough Saturday before playing Sunday. Even if it is just a slight hamstring injury, Sproles is a 35-year-old running back who relies on quick twitch. 

    Pederson said the team will wait until after practice today to list his game status: either out, questionable or doubtful. 

    Same goes for Shelton Gibson, who also missed Thursday's practice. Gibson was listed with a knee injury, but Pederson said it's actually a quad injury. 

    If Sproles and Gibson don't play, that means the Eagles would be without their top kick returner and punt returner. When asked about who would fill in, Pederson listed the same names that I wrote about here (see story)

    Kick return: Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Nelson Agholor

    Punt return: Clement, DeAndre Carter

    As for the other guys who have been on the injury report this week - Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery - neither will play Sunday in Tampa. We already knew Nick Foles is the starter and Wentz will be out. 

    And Pederson said that Jeffery has looked good in his first week back at practice, but isn't yet cleared for contact either. He won't be allowed to play until the doctors are comfortable his surgically repaired shoulder can take a hit. 

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