Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday against the Cardinals. That per Andy Reid’s press conference.
But DRC himself says he also has torn ankle ligaments and is currently in a walking boot. That’s not good. The injury occurred on a second half kick return.
“As I went through the wedge, somebody rolled on it,” Rodgers-Cromartie said, per philly.com.
DRC played better than he did last week (impossible not to), so he’s obviously not happy.
“It’s very disappointing, coming off a game like that, basically starting to feel better about the plays,” he said.
It’s not known yet how long he’ll be out, but 3-4 weeks is likely the minumum at this point. Basically, he’ll probably miss a month at best.
Going forward, Joselio Hanson will re-assume his former nickel back role, which actually isn’t a terrible thing. Hanson is no star but he’s solid. If the Eagles weren’t so braindead they would line up Nnamdi on the other team’s best player, let Asante cover the other side, and put Hanson in the slot. But with the way the defense is run, don’t count on common sense being utilized.