Clement (knee) likely will have some limitations during the offseason program, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
While the Eagles haven't provided 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. 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.
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.
Clement (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Dallas.
Clement was a casualty of getting his right leg rolled up on, with his injury eventually clarified as to his knee, according to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. Well before he was ruled out, Clement was seen on the sideline in sweats and with a brace on the knee, per Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The severity of the injury is unknown, but the Eagles should clarify Clement's health in due time. With Clement sidelined, the backfield has been whittled down to Josh Adams, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood.
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