DeMarco Murray Exits Practice With Hamstring Injury

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

DeMarco Murray left Wednesday’s practice with a hamstring injury, a team spokesman said. No further information was provided. According to Adam Caplan, he will undergo an MRI.

We’ll see how this impacts his status for Sunday against the Jets, but safe to say the Eagles could do without losing their top back for this weekend’s critical game in New York.

“He’s a leader of this team, obviously. He’s probably the biggest leader on this team,” said Zach Ertz. “I don’t know anything more than you guys do so I’m not going to comment on that.”

The ground game has struggled in a big way through the first two weeks, averaging just 2.1 yards per carry. Murray has been unable to get going behind shaky offensive line play and has just 11 yards on 21 carries on the young season. If he can’t go, more responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles.

“I’m not worried about carries,” said Mathews. “I’m worried about getting the win.

“As a running back, I think we can get better and help the team win. It’s going to take a group effort from all of us. We just all have to go back to basics and fundamentals and start having fun again.”

Elsewhere on the injury front, Kiko Alonso (knee), Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), Taylor Hart (shoulder) and Cedric Thornton (hand) all sat out. Fletcher Cox was listed on the injury report with groin injury. He sat out yesterday but apparently was a full participant today.