By Mary Cunningham
Will Darren Sproles play for the Eagles against the Cards on Sunday or won’t he?
Sproles returned to the practice field Tuesday, after suffering a sprained MCL in the win over the New York Giants on Oct. 12..
He was expected to miss one game — potentially two — due to the injury, but getting the shifty runner on the practice field, even on a limited basis, after the bye week is a positive for his availability Sunday against theArizona Cardinals.
The 10-year pro has provided a huge lift to the Eagles in the rushing attack, passing game and as a return man. Sproles is averaging 6.6 yards per carry and 12.4 yards per reception. He also has an 82-yard punt return for a score.
Sproles told reporters Tuesday he was feeling “pretty good.”
When asked if he’d play this week the running back replied: “The way I’m feeling, yeah. But that’s up to the coach.”
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf), who had been out since Week 2, also practiced. Center Jason Kelce (core muscle injury) returned as well — Kelly said David Molk will remain the starter while Kelce works mostly in position drills. He could be back by Week 10.
Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis (MCL sprain) will return to practice tomorrow. He is eligible to come off the injured reserve-designated to return list in Week 10.