Ronald Darby wasn’t the only Eagle to leave FedEx Field with an injury. Kicker Caleb Sturgis suffered a quad strain and could miss several weeks according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Eagles K Caleb Sturgis is expected to miss several weeks with a quad strain in is plant leg, sources say. Kicker workouts coming.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2017
On Sunday, Caleb Sturgis connected with multiple 40+ yard kicks for the first time since November last year, despite an early missed extra point. Doug Pederson spoke briefly on the injury today, simply stating that the team are waiting for more news and will workout some kickers throughout the week.
The injury carries even more weight however. Last night, the Eagles Head Coach revealed that the injury to Sturgis fueled the decision to go for the two-point conversion late in the game to seal the deal.
Re: the two-point conversion late in the game — Eagles went for it because Sturgis was hurt. That wasn't based on the math.
— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) September 11, 2017
The search for a replacement kicker begins for the Eagles. Stay locked in to Philly Sports Network for the latest on this developing story.
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