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Injury roundup: Sproles (MCL) likely to miss one game

Darren Sproles' knee injury will cost him weeks, not the whole season.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Monday that Sproles has a sprained MCL. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that the running back is expected to miss one week of action, according to a team source.

Sproles injured the knee during a rushing attempt in the third quarter of Sunday night's 27-0 win over the New York Giants. Sproles immediately winced and grabbed at the knee as hit the turf before walking with a trainer to the locker room.

The Eagles' schedule will work in Sproles' favor here. Philadelphia has entered their bye week, meaning it doesn't play its next game until Oct. 26 against the Arizona Cardinals. There is a chance Sproles will miss just one game.

Sproles has provided a major lift to the Eagles this season. The 10th-year running back 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' impact has been especially important as LeSean McCoy struggled to get going in the season's first five weeks.

Here are the other injuries we're following on Monday:

»Jets cornerback Dee Milliner has a torn Achilles and was officially placed on injured reserve on Monday. The team signed former Seahawks CB Josh Thomas to fill in for Milliner.

More bad news for Gang Green: Starting guard Brian Winters (torn ACL) is on IR, too. In a corresponding move, the Jets claimed Wesley Johnson off waivers.

» The Patriots lost both Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley for the season. Ridley tore his ACL and MCL, while Mayo suffered a knee injury.

» Rapoport reported that BrownsPro Bowl center Alex Mack has a broken fibula and will miss the rest of the season. A full recovery is expected.

In addition, Rapoport added that defensive end Armonty Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and a partial MCL tear, per a source who's spoken with him. He'll also miss the season.

»Broncos coach John Fox told reporters that linebacker Danny Trevathan has a crack in the bone "just above the knee" in his left leg but did not give a timeline for return.

»Giants wideout Victor Cruz has been transferred from Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where he will undergo further evaluation, the team announced. He underwent successful surgery Monday afternoon. Cruz tore his patellar tendon Sunday night.

»New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said slot cornerback Trumaine McBride needs surgery on the thumb he injured late in Sunday's contest, which will likely end his season.

»Redskins coach Jay Gruden said quarterback Robert Griffin III will perform individual drills this week and may receive team reps next week. Trent Williams, who aggravated his knee injury on Sunday, is day to day, per The Washington Post.

Gruden added that receiver Leonard Hankerson and defensive end Stephen Bowen will practice on Wednesday and that the team will have three weeks to decide if and when they'll return from the physically unable to perform list. Cornerback David Amerson will go through concussion protocol, per The Post.

»Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush sat out Sunday's win in Minnesota with an ankle injury. The running back said he will "for sure" be able to play this week, per the Detroit News. The Lions face Bush's former team, the New Orleans Saints, the franchise that selected the running back with the No. 2 pick in 2006.

»Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said defensive end Calais Campbell has a slim chance of playing Week 7, per the team's site.

»Panthers coach Ron Rivera said on Monday that running back Jonathan Stewart could return to practice on Wednesday. However, backfield mate DeAngelo Williams is a "couple of weeks" away, per the team.

Guard Amini Silatolu has a grade two calf sprain. He'll receive treatment this week, and it's unsure if he will miss any time, per The Charlotte Observer.

» Rapoport reported that the Seahawks' Byron Maxwell has a calf injury and will only be sidelined one to two weeks, per a source who's spoken to the cornerback. Coach Pete Carroll only confirmed Maxwell had a sprain and does not know if he will play next week.

Carroll also said left tackle Russell Okungsuffered a sprained shoulder against Denver in Week 3 but will continue to play. Carroll does not expect tight end Zach Miller (ankle) back this week.

»Raiders head coach Tony Sparano said that the plans is to have cornerback D.J. Haydenback at practice Wednesday. Hayden opened up the season on the PUP list after undergoing foot surgery in July.

»Patrick Willis injured his toe in the 49ers' *Monday Night Football* tilt against the Rams and did not return. Also for San Francisco: Jimmie Ward sustained a quad injury and did not return, and Mike Iupati left with a concussion. Stevie Johnson took a knee to his glute on a late-game onside kick, but said the injury isn't serious.

We recap all the Week 6 action on a jaunty edition of the "Around the NFL Podcast." Find more Around The NFL content on NFL Now.

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