Eagles injury report: Ertz still in concussion protocol while Vaeao sidelined with shoulder injury

The Eagles have released their first injury report of the week from the City of Angels. As they prepare for a showdown with the Rams, the Birds are in good stead and in good health. Here’s a look at today’s injury list.

Practice Report

Did Not Participate In Practice

Wednesday

TE Zach Ertz (concussion), DT Destiny Vaeao (shoulder)

Full Participation in Practice

Wednesday

DE Derek Barnett (groin), C Jason Kelce (ankle), LB Joe Walker (neck)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course the big name here is Zach Ertz. Now second in receiving yards on the team only to Alshon Jeffery, Ertz has enjoyed a remarkable season in which he’s scored seven touchdowns. The Stanford product has been a favorite target of Carson Wentz all year long and was coming off of his first 100 yard game since 2016 against Chicago. After starting off strong against Seattle, he took a hit to the head and was taken out of the game and later placed in concussion protocol where he now remains.

Doug Pederson stated that he is active in meetings and is staying with the team in L.A, so there is a chance he will play on Sunday. If he doesn’t, the Eagles can rely on Trey Burton to bring the heat. Burton amassed 42 yards in wake of Ertz against Seattle, proving again that he has the talent and traits to be a versatile and dangerous weapon in this league.

Elsewhere, Destiny Vaeao missed practice today due to a shoulder injury. The second-year defensive tackle has had a strong showing this season but has already missed time due to injury this year, appearing in just seven of the twelve games thus far. Vaeao will likely be replaced by rookie Elijah Qualls if he is unable to play on Sunday.

On a more positive note, Joe Walker returned to practice as a full participant today, a strong sign that he will be back as the starting middle linebacker on Sunday. Najee Goode stepped up to the plate in his absence.

One thing worth noting is that Derek Barnett was limited last week with a groin injury and while now a full participant, is still showing up on the injury report because of that. Something minor worth keeping an eye on at least.

 

Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

 

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