Donnel Pumphrey Placed On IR With Torn Hamstring

PHILADELPHIA PA- JUNE 13 Philadelphia Eagles running back Donnel Pumphrey during the Philadelphia Eagles minicamp

PHILADELPHIA PA- JUNE 13 Philadelphia Eagles running back Donnel Pumphrey during the Philadelphia Eagles minicamp

Eagles running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and will miss a hefty chunk of his rookie year, head coach Doug Pederson said Friday.

"It'll set him back", Pederson said of the impact Pumphrey's injury will have on his development this season. "It's unfortunate. We know it's part of the game, but we'll keep him plugged in in the meeting rooms, around the team, and keep him plugged in that way". "He won't be able to run, or do the things we'd want him to do".

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Pumphrey was inactive for the team's Week 1 game against the Redskins, operating behind LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood, and Darren Sproles on the depth chart. Instead, Pumphrey found the transition to the National Football League to be a bit tougher than expected with a lackluster preseason.

Still, it's a noteworthy injury, as the Eagles were willing to use a roster spot on Pumphrey, knowing that he wouldn't play, hoping that he could take some time behind the scenes to adjust to the speed of the NFL. Pumphrey caught 99 total passes in his career, showing he can be an asset out of the backfield even as he's also an elusive scat back-at least at SDSU.

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