The Eagles still haven't provided any details on the nature of the season-ending knee injury Clement suffered in Week 14, Andrew Kulp of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Clement was placed on injured reserve two days after sustaining the injury, with one report suggesting the issue could be serious enough to impact his offseason routine. There haven't been any updates on a diagnosis, but Clement seems to be facing a significant hurdle in his attempt to bounce back from a sophomore slump. The rest of the Philadelphia backfield is equally unsettled, with Darren Sproles presumably contemplating retirement and Jay Ajayi (knee) potentially headed for free agency while rehabbing a torn ACL. The Eagles have Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams under contract for 2019, but neither player inspires much confidence in a lead role. The team likely will look for an external upgrade even if Sproles and/or Ajayi stick around.
Clement (knee) likely will have some limitations during the Eagles' offseason program, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. While the Eagles haven't provided many details on Clement's injury, this timeline suggests it's something fairly severe, though not quite on par with an ACL or patella tear. The second-year running back was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, finishing a disappointing sophomore season with 68 carries for 259 yards (3.8 YPC) and two touchdowns as well as 22 catches for 192 yards on 25 targets (7.7 YPT). Clement's role in 2019 will largely depend on what the Eagles do in the offseason to address their running-back room. Jay Ajayi (knee) is set to become an unrestricted free agent and Darren Sproles may finally be ready to retire.
Clement (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. The Eagles haven't publicly commented on the results of the MRI that Clement required Monday, but the running back's move to IR implies that he was likely looking at a multi-week recovery timeline. With Clement officially shut down for the final three regular-season contests and a potential postseason run, Darren Sproles checks in as the top change-of-pace option behind starter Josh Adams, while Wendell Smallwood also slides up a spot on the depth chart.
Clement is expected to be sidelined for at least Sunday's game against the Rams after sustaining a right knee injury in the Week 14 overtime loss to the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Clement played just seven snaps (four on offense) before exiting with the injury, for which he required an MRI on Monday. The results of Clement's exams aren't known, but the team's decision to sign fellow running back Boston Scott off the Saints' practice squad implies some level of concern about the former's Week 15 availability. If Clement is in fact sidelined versus the Rams, Darren Sproles and/or Wendell Smallwood could take on enhanced roles behind starter Josh Adams.
Clement will undergo an MRI on Monday as the Eagles look to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 29-23 overtime loss to the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Eagles believe that Clement, who took one carry for minus-4 yards in the contest, is dealing with a sprain rather than any sort of structural damage to the knee. The MRI will provide a clearer picture of what exactly is plaguing Clement, but even if it's confirmed that he's merely dealing with a sprain, the second-year back's availability for the Week 15 game against the Rams would still be in some peril. If Clement is forced to miss any action, Darren Sproles would be locked in as the clear top complement to starter Josh Adams.
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