As the Eagles prepare for a tough challenge in Kansas City, the team have suffered yet another injury. Doug Pederson met with the media prior to the trip to Arrowhead, revealing that the team’s fourth round pick, Donnel Pumphrey, had torn his hamstring in practice. It was later revealed that Pumphrey has been placed on Injured reserve.
Eagles rookie 4th round pick Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in practice and is out indefinitely.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2017
Roster Move: #Eagles have placed RB Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) on Injured Reserve. pic.twitter.com/UVicgkfkDB
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 15, 2017
Pumphrey had a blistering training camp before preseason dampened his hopes of soaring into NFL action. Throughout the four games, Pumphrey struggled to create any kind of production, as running backs around him continued to turn heads and make big plays. This led to Pumphrey being a legitimate fringe player upon the final roster cuts, but he was able to keep his head above water and leap on to the back of a competitive running back group.
Pumphrey also missed some time during training camp with a hamstring injury which is worth noting.
When it came to the first game of the season, the team activated UDFA Corey Clement along with three other rushers, the only inactive back was Pumphrey. Things simply didn’t look good, but as noted in this article below…maybe that’s what he needed to become an X-factor against the Chiefs.
The San Diego State star is the only player in FBS history with at least 5,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards, Pumphrey shattered school records, passing Marshall Faulk’s records in his final season.
College production aside, Pumphrey struggled in preseason and will likely be without an opportunity to play in a regular season game as a rookie, which is both disappointing and concerning to say the least.
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