A report says Cre’Von LeBlanc suffered a lisfranc injury in his foot that has caused him to miss the last few days of practice. LeBlanc was initially expected to be ready for week one, but now, his recovery may sideline him for longer.

Derrick Gunn with NBC Sports Philadelphia reports

 that the injury still will not require surgery, which differs him a bit from Jalen Mills’ lisfranc injury last season.

Lisfranc injuries can be unpredictable and take time, which means LeBlanc is now unlikely to be on the field for the season-opener on September 8 against the Washington Redskins.

These injuries are typically caused by a simple twist and fall, or in severe cases, a fall from a high height. In LeBlanc’s case, it is a minor sprain, which means he likely was hurt during a simple drill in practice. LeBlanc seemed to be fine following the day of the practice it happened, though, which adds some mystery.

With minor sprains, treatment includes wearing a non-weight bearing boot on the foot for up to 6 weeks. These injuries allow minimal to no weight being put on the foot during recovery, and once the boot is removed, the foot is re-evaluated.

The hope was to get LeBlanc back on the field sometime in September, but that return date could be pushed back another month or two.

Following the news of LeBlanc’s injury, the Eagles signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick, which will be some insurance while LeBlanc continues to recover.

LeBlanc burst onto the scene last season as one of the teams best cornerback’s, most notably intercepting Drew Brees on the opening play of the teams divisional-round game against the New Orleans Saints.

There was hope LeBlanc would continue to have a sizable role on the team, but now, this injury news will hamper that.

Featured Image: John Jones/Getty Images
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Winning Our Hearts – Losing Our Fantasy Leagues.

Is A Building Obsession With the Eagles Destroying Your Fantasy Strategy? It’s the m…