Eagles' Sanders 'absolutely' playing wild-card game vs. Bucs

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The Philadelphia Eagles are getting Miles Sanders back for their wild-card matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"Yes sir. Absolutely," the running back said Friday when asked whether he'll be available Sunday.

Sanders didn't play in Philly's final two regular-season games due to a hand injury.

"The only thing that matters is that we're in the playoffs," he added. "The training staff gave me another opportunity to play this week, so I'm just thankful and excited to play with the guys this Sunday."

The 24-year-old underwent surgery Dec. 27 and will wear some hand protection against the Buccaneers, per Geoff Mosher of Inside the Birds.

However, Sanders isn't expected to have any limitations throughout the contest.

"I'm not going to be out there hesitant or timid," he said.

Sanders led all Eagles running backs with 754 yards (5.5 per carry) through 12 appearances this season. Additionally, he amassed 26 receptions for 158 yards. However, Sanders has yet to score a touchdown.

The Pittsburgh native also missed time this campaign due to an ankle injury.

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