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Miles Sanders dealing with low ankle sprain heading into Wild Card round

Eagles running back Miles Sanders sprained his ankle in Week 17. His status for the Wild Card round is uncertain early in the week.

Miles Sanders of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders injured his ankle in Week 17, but he avoided a high ankle sprain, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. It is reportedly a low-grade ankle sprain, and head coach Doug Pederson said Sanders is “going to be OK.”

The Eagles return to practice on Wednesday to begin preparations for their Wild Card round matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. The team had Jordan Howard back in Week 17, but limited his work. Boston Scott filled in for Sanders and had 138 total yards while rushing for three touchdowns.

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Sanders likely will get no more than limited practice work on Wednesday, so Thursday and Friday’s reports will prove more important for determining his status for Sunday. The Seahawks rank 22nd against running backs. It’s important to note the Eagles will be without guard Brandon Brooks, which weakens their interior run game a decent amount.