Eagles running back Ryan Mathews will miss the Eagles season finale against the Cowboys after suffering a Herniated Disc during last night’s win over the Giants.
#Eagles coach Doug Pederson tells reporters RB Ryan Mathews has a herniated disc (C6, C7). Calls it a “major deal.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2016
Doug Pederson told the media today that the injury is a “Major Deal”..and without Wendell Smallwood or Kenjon Barner, undrafted rookie Byron Marshall could see a heavy workload once again. Fellow undrafted rookie Terrell Watson could also see his first NFL regular season carries as a result of the injury.
Mathews has often been labelled as “injury-prone” and this is just the latest in a series of unfortunate injuries for the Eagles lead rusher. Mathews had rushed for 661 yards on 155 carrie, for a total of eight touchdowns this season.
The loss of Mathews is a major blow, both to the Offense and the long-term job security of the 29-year old. The Eagles are set to enter another rollercoaster offseason and the durability of Mathews could well be a factor when building the future of the Eagles backfield.
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