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Eagles running back Darren Sproles reportedly suffers torn ACL, broken arm on same play

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: Darren Sproles #43 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball as Olivier Vernon #54 of the New York Giants defends on September 24, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA — The injury news isn’t good for the Philadelphia Eagles’ Darren Sproles.

The diminutive running back suffered a broken arm and a torn left anterior cruciate ligament on the same play in the first half of Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the New York Giants, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The initial reports of Sproles’ injury said he had only suffered the broken arm. Speculation at the time said Sproles could go on injured reserve and possibly return in eight weeks.

With the ACL injury added to the toll, that speculation now seems to be incorrect. The average recovery for an ACL tear is six months to a year, depending on its severity.

Sproles, who turned 34 in June, was reportedly considering retirement after this season.