Carroll (broken ankle) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Already coming unglued, the Philadelphia defense will lose arguably its most consistent cornerback. On the bright side, rookie second-round draft pick Eric Rowe should now have the opportunity to play nearly every defensive snap. Carroll, who can hit free agency this offseason, should have enough time to recover before training camp.
Carroll has been diagnosed with a broken right ankle, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Carroll left Thursday's game in Detroit on a cart and was ruled out shortly thereafter. With only five contests remaining on the schedule, he'll be hard-pressed to make another appearance this season. In the meantime, rookie Eric Rowe will likely get the nod at cornerback.
Carroll won't return to Thursday's contest in Detroit due to an ankle injury, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Carroll was carted off the field in the first half, and after undergoing X-rays, he was ruled out for the remainder of the contest. While the severity of the injury isn't known, Eric Rowe will cover for Carroll at cornerback.
Carroll returned an interception for a touchdown in Monday's 27-7 win over the Giants. Carroll's name wasn't called very often in the Eagles' first five games, which is normally a good sign for a cornerback. He put himself front-and-center in the team's sixth game of the year with his game-changing score, his first interception since 2013 and his first pick-six of his career. Carroll has played strong, consistent football as a key part of a defense that has seen its fortunes change dramatically with two dominant performances in a row.
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll has been taking reps with the first team during the start of organized team activities. Carroll has gotten first team reps while Byron Maxwell, who signed a massive free-agent contract in the offseason, has played on the other side of the defensive formation. "I'm not putting stock in it at this point, because we're all getting the same amount of reps," Carroll said. "Every time I'm out there I'm focusing on my technique no matter where I'm lining up. It's not about going against the guy across from me, it's about what I can do every single time and how much I can focus on my technique on every snap. "We're out there now and things are going so fast that you're going to get tired after three or four reps and the next guy is up." Whether his first-team reps are just for the time being, Carroll plans on fighting for a starting position. "I want to start again, sure," Carrol said. "Last year was challenging. I did what they asked me to do and it was something that took some time becoming accustomed to doing. I felt I became a lot more comfortable with later in the year. It was another opportunity to help the team. Same thing now. Whatever they want. I want to be out on the field. Right now it's me out there with the ones, but everybody is going to get a chance. I just have to take advantage every time I'm out there."