Ajayi (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday. Last week, Ajayi followed a full session Wednesday with limited participation Thursday and Friday. However, the Eagles didn't attach a status to the running back, indicating he would have been active if a game was played this past Sunday. With a full practice to kick off this week, Ajayi seems set to lead the backfield Sunday against the Patriots, as he has in the first two playoff games. In those outings, he earned the most offensive snaps (60) and touches (39) among Philly running backs.
Ajayi (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday. In nine contests as an Eagle (including playoffs), Ajayi has averaged 77.3 yards from scrimmage per game and scored a pair of touchdowns. Based on Friday's injury report, if the Eagles were playing this Sunday, Ajayi would be free of an injury designation. The running back is thus firmly on track to be available when his team faces the Patriots on Feb. 4 in Super Bowl LII.
Ajayi (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday. In the Eagles' first session related to the Super Bowl, Ajayi is tending to an ankle injury. There wasn't much worry when he was estimated as a full participant on Wednesday's injury report, but reduced reps one day later doesn't imply the running back will be compromised once Feb. 4 rolls around. Considering there's a week and a half before the big game, Ajayi is a good bet to rid himself of injury in the meantime.
Ajayi rushed 18 times for 73 yards and caught all three of his targets for 26 more during Sunday's 38-7 win over the Vikings in the NFC championship. Ajayi was wasting his season away on a mediocre Dolphins club until a trade to the Eagles gave him an opportunity to make noise in the playoffs. He's capitalized on that opportunity with 197 scrimmage yards in two games, though most of the credit for this win should go to Nick Foles and the passing game. The shifty running back got 18 carries to LeGarrette Blount's six, but Blount's power-running style allowed him to find the end zone for the second consecutive game while Ajayi was once again kept out. Still, Ajayi should be expected to lead Philadelphia's balanced attack in rushing two weeks from now in the Super Bowl.
Ajayi (knee) was a full practice participant Tuesday. Per Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the session included full pads, so it would appear Ajayi has overcome the soreness in his right knee that sprung up during the Eagles' first-round bye. During his stay in Philly, Ajayi has avoided the injury report, and while he didn't do so this week, his ability to handle every rep Tuesday sets himself up nicely for Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Falcons, who conceded the 13th-most rushing yards during the regular season.
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