Donnel Pumphrey Placed on IR with Hamstring Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 24: Donnel Pumphrey #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles plays against the Miami Dolphins in the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 24, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Dolphins 38-31. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Donnel Pumphrey has been placed on the injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury, the team announced Friday.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Pumphrey tore his hamstring during an Eagles practice. 

Per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Pumphrey's injury is "significant" and the team "will have to decide on how to proceed."

Pumphrey had a successful four-year run at San Diego State, setting the FBS record for career rushing yards with 6,405. He also finished tied for 10th in 2016 Heisman Trophy voting after running for 2,133 yards and 17 touchdowns. 

The Eagles selected Pumphrey in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL draft. The 22-year-old missed the season opener against the Washington Redskins with a head injury. 

Philadelphia isn't lacking depth in the backfield. LeGarrette Blount is the primary running back, with Darren Sproles serving as a change of pace and Wendell Smallwood occasionally spelling both of them. 

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