Eagles injury report: Ronald Darby returns in limited capacity along with big defensive names

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The Eagles have released their first injury report of the week and of course there is some big news.

Practice Report

Limited Participation in Practice

Thursday

DT Beau Allen (foot), CB Ronald Darby (ankle), LB Jordan Hicks (calf), DT Timmy Jernigan (ankle)

Full Participation in Practice

Thursday

DT Fletcher Cox (calf), DE Brandon Graham (shoulder), T Lane Johnson (concussion), RB Wendell Smallwood (knee), DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist)

The biggest thing of note here is that starting cornerback Ronald Darby is back in action. After missing five weeks due to an ankle injury, the former Bills corner was limited in today’s practice. His status for Monday Night is unclear, but this is at least encouraging.

Elsewhere however, things don’t look as pretty. DT’s Timmy Jernigan and Beau Allen were both limited today, while Fletcher Cox and Vaeao were full participants. The Defensive line seems to be getting healthier with the return of Cox last week, but if Jernigan is less than 100% it will again be a major hit to take. Beau Allen has been one of the Eagles biggest “go to’s” when it comes to depth along the defensive front this season and if they do go on without the former Badger on Monday Night, it will be Elijah Qualls asked to step up.

Jordan Hicks was limited also after exiting the game early on Thursday Night due to a calf injury. The Eagles worked out several linebackers after the game and recently called up Nate Gerry from the practice squad. It would seem as if the Eagles want some insurance policies just in case, but Doug Pederson said this about Hicks today.

“It’s good. Yes, he will. He’ll go. He’s doing fine. So [there] should be no issues [and] no setbacks.”

Both Lane Johnson and Wendell Smallwood were full participants today also, giving the Eagles some much needed breathing room on the offensive side of things.

 

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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