Eagles injury report: Ertz good to go in week 9 while Darby nears return

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The Eagles have released their third and final injury report of the week ahead of their week nine clash against the Denver Broncos. Despite a surprise addition to the injury list yesterday, the Birds’ are actually the healthiest they’ve been in a long time.

Status Report

Questionable

Friday

CB Ronald Darby (ankle), TE Zach Ertz (hamstring)

 

Practice Report

Limited Participation in Practice

Wednesday

CB Ronald Darby (ankle)

Thursday

CB Ronald Darby (ankle), TE Zach Ertz (hamstring)

Friday

CB Ronald Darby (ankle), TE Zach Ertz (hamstring)

Full Participation in Practice

Wednesday

DT Beau Allen (foot), RB Kenjon Barner (hamstring), DE Brandon Graham (shoulder), CB Patrick Robinson (concussion), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (hip)

Thursday

DT Beau Allen (foot), RB Kenjon Barner (hamstring), DE Brandon Graham (shoulder), CB Patrick Robinson (concussion), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (hip)

Friday

DT Beau Allen (foot), RB Kenjon Barner (hamstring), DE Brandon Graham (shoulder), CB Patrick Robinson (concussion), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (hip)

 

The most exciting news of the week is that starting cornerback Ronald Darby is nearing his return. “Ronald is doing extremely well.” Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday. “He’s had probably his best week so far in preparation and, as we’ve mentioned, getting that game condition back. He’s done a nice job this week.”

Darby has been absent since week one where he sustained an ankle injury. As far as playing on Sunday against a lacking Denver passing offense, that’s still up in the air.

“He’s questionable again.”  Pederson said. “[We] just have to see. Again, barring anything crazy happening these next couple of days, we’ll just see where he’s at on game day. But right now [he is] listed as questionable and it’ll be probably a game-time decision with him.”

The surprise injury to the report yesterday was tight end Zach Ertz, who has had a staggering campaign so far, registering six touchdown receptions and 528 yards. Pederson clarified that his star from Stanford would be ready to by the time that the Denver Defense rolls into town on Sunday.

“He just acquired a little tightness in the hamstring, so [we] just backed him down. Didn’t want to push him any further than that.”

Elsewhere, things are back to normal. Patrick Robinson looks to be out of concussion protocol and despite other players listed on the report, only Darby and Ertz were held from practice…which is fantastic news for a team who despite two “dagger in the heart” type injuries, have been able to sustain a clean bill of health for most of the season.

 

Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

 

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