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Eagles running back Miles Sanders (ankle) lands on IR

Oct 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders  at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are placing running back Miles Sanders on injured reserve, NFL Network reported Friday.

Sanders was carted to the locker room last Sunday after spraining his right ankle in the second quarter of a 33-23 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas.

The IR designation will keep Sanders on the sidelines for at least the next three games: Sunday at Detroit, Nov. 7 vs. the Los Angeles Chargers and Nov. 14 at Denver.

Sanders, 24, ranks second on the Eagles (2-5) with 300 rushing yards. He also has 19 catches for 118 yards.

A second-round pick in 2019, Sanders has rushed for 1,985 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 97 passes for 824 yards and three scores in 35 career games.

Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will be in line for more carries Sunday against the Lions (0-7).

--Field Level Media