Darren Sproles out for season with quad injury

By Matt Johnson
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After battling injuries the past two seasons before making a comeback this year, Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles season is now over following another injury.

Sproles suffered a quad injury during practice this week and tests diagnosed him with a torn right hip flexor muscle, which will end his 2019 season.

Sproles already missed three games after suffering a partial tear of the hip flexor muscle on Oct. 6 against the New York Jets. He returned to practice and reportedly practiced without issue on Monday before experiencing discomfort on Wednesday.

This could likely be the end of the 36-year-old’s memorable career that saw him become a fan favorite with the Eagles, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers.

The 5-foot-5 running back dazzled the NFL with his abilities as a returner, a pass-catching back and running the football. If this is the end of his career, he finishes with 3,552 rushing yards, 4,840 receiving yards and 55 total touchdowns.

Sproles returned nine total punts and kickoffs for touchdowns. He earned All-Pro honors twice and won Super Bowl LII with Philadelphia.