Darby was carted off the field during Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins with a dislocated right ankle. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that there was no major ligament damage and the corner will miss four to six weeks.
It's a modicum of good news for a shallow corner group in Philly. While missing the man-to-man defender for a month is a blow, at least he should return this season.
The Eagles traded Jordan Matthews and a high draft pick to the Buffalo Bills to obtain Darby's services this offseason. The young corner fits the profile of what Jim Schwartz is looking for in his DBs: a physical defender who can battle in one-on-one matchups.