Sproles is having surgery on his arm Monday and will require surgery on his knee, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. His season is over.
Pederson said the Eagles will look to add a running back in the coming days.
"It's a devastating loss, obviously, with the punt return and special-teams aspect of it," Pederson said.
Sproles was injured in the first half against the New York Giants following an awkward plant and hit from safety Darian Thompson. Trainers were originally looking at Sproles' knee, but he was able to walk off under his own power, holding his right arm in obvious pain as he headed indoors. Replays showed that Thompson's foot inadvertently hit Sproles on the arm.
Sproles, a three-time Pro Bowler, rushed for 61 yards this season on 15 carries. He also had seven receptions for 73 yards.
"It can be a blow [from a morale perspective]," Pederson said. "He's a great man, he's a great leader, well-liked obviously on this team and in this locker room and in this community. He's a lot of energy, and that's hard to replace."
ESPN's Tim McManus and The Associated Press contributed to this report.