Philadelphia Eagles starting cornerback Nolan Carroll suffered a broken ankle during the second quarter of the team’s game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday and has officially been ruled out for the remainder.
Carroll went down after attempting to make a tackle with 11:17 left in the second quarter and was unable to get up as trainers attended to him. Carroll would eventually be carted off as most of his team surrounded him on the field.
Rookie cornerback Eric Rowe came into the game as Carroll’s replacement and was immediately targeted by the Lions offense. Through the first half, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had four receptions for 68 yards, much of that against Rowe. Johnson also grabbed a touchdown just before halftime with Rowe playing man coverage on him.
Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was also injured earlier in the game and did not return.