Eagles injury report: Alshon Jeffery limited while Ronald Darby prepares for long-awaited return

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The Eagles have released their second injury report of the week ahead of their crucial showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. After a Wednesday in which all 53 players were full participants, a slight concern emerged on Thursday.

Practice Report

Limited Participation in Practice

Thursday

WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle)

Full Participation in Practice

Wednesday

CB Ronald Darby (ankle), TE Zach Ertz (hamstring), S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

Thursday

CB Ronald Darby (ankle), TE Zach Ertz (hamstring), S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

The Eagles number one wideout, Alshon Jeffery, was limited in practice due to an ankle injury. Jeffery has 500 yards and 5 scores this season for the Birds, but has been sensational in the last two games. Combining for 146 yards and 3 touchdowns, the former Chicago Bear has been simply outstanding. It’s unclear how serious the injury is or if it will mean that the 27-year old will miss any game time, although it’s likely minor and he should be ready to go for Sunday.

More promisingly, Ronald Darby was practicing fully once again. The former Buffalo Bill has been sidelined since week one with an ankle injury and is set to make his return to action this weekend. Where he will slot in however, is very much up int he air. “Yeah, there is really nothing set in stone right now because we don’t 100% know he’s going to be back.” Jim Schwartz told reporters on Tuesday. “He’s trending the right way. He was back on the practice field yesterday. He was back on the practice field last week doing some scout team stuff. So that will sort of develop as we go.”

Zach Ertz also practiced fully this week after having to miss last game due to a hamstring injury. The Eagles right end depth performed admirably in his absence, however having their leading receiver back in action will be a huge boost for Wentz and the offense.

Aside from the aforementioned, the Eagles are fully healthy heading into what may be one of their most important games of the season.

 

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