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DeMarco Murray set for MRI on hamstring after leaving Eagles practice

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On the back of a historically bad start to an NFL season, things may have just gotten even worse for Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray.

After logging just 11 yards in 21 rushing attempts over the first two weeks of the season, the former Dallas Cowboys star's status for week three is now in doubt.

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That's after Murray was forced out of Philadelphia's Wednesday practice with a hamstring injury, per Eagles beat writer, Tim McManus.

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ESPN's Adam Caplan added further details, revealing that Murray is set for an MRI scan on the hamstring issue to assess the damage.

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After struggling to replicate the form that saw him named Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, Murray was the subject of derision from Cowboys fans during his return to the franchise last weekend.

Now, it appears the running back may have added injury to insult.

Although he hasn't hit the heights expected of him when he joined the franchise over the offseason, Philadelphia will be crossing their fingers that Murray is able to suit up for their visit to the New York Jets on Sunday. At 0-2 they can ill afford losing such a key player.

If Murray is ruled out of this weekend's action, it will likely mean an increased role for Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. Like Murray, both backs have struggled to get anything going in 2015.

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