Since joining the Eagles during a time of dire need, Captain Cre’Von has rapidly become a fan favorite. From being tasked with shutting down Odell Beckham Jr in the final moments of a tense encounter with the Giants, to his beautiful interception against the New Orleans Saints, LeBlanc has passed all tests with flying colors. The 24-year old seemed primed to fight for a starting nickel role heading into Training Camp, but a mysterious foot injury pushed him aside and forced the Eagles to sign veteran Orlando Scandrick. Nobody really knew when LeBlanc would return, but a new report from Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia sheds some light on the situation.
Cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc has a Lisfranc sprain, according to league sources. It’s the same type of injury Jalen Mills suffered in 2018, which required season-ending surgery. In LeBlanc’s case, he will not require surgery.
The Eagles are hoping to have LeBlanc back by mid-to-late September, but because every player heals differently, there’s a possibility he could be out until November.
The worrying aspect from this, of course, is the injury being similar to that of Jalen Mills, a player who was originally supposed to miss a few weeks last year and to this day remains stashed on the PUP list and a total question mark heading into next season.
The good news is, LeBlanc signed a two-year deal with the Eagles and the coaching staff are high on his development. But this does add some context to the Scandrick move, who set a new career-high in passes defensed last year and would be a serviceable starter.
We wish Cre’Von a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the field sooner rather than later.
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