By Andrew Porter


Eagles starting cornerback Ronald Darby suffered a scary looking non-contact injury of the second quarter of the season opening game in Washington D.C. against the Redskins.


After the game, Ian Rapoport reported that Darby has suffered a dislocated ankle. Dr. David J. Chao on Twitter said if Darby can avoid surgery, he should be able to return during the season.

Darby, 23, was acquired in August by the Eagles in trade with the Buffalo Bills for WR Jordan Matthews and a future third round pick. Darby was the Eagles’ No. 1 cornerback, a position where they are very thin.

Patrick Robinson replaced Darby in the Eagles’ 30-17 win on Sunday.