Eagles injury report: Zach Ertz and Joe Walker questionable for NFC clash with Rams

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The Eagles have released their third and final injury report of the week and despite some promising signs on Wednesday and Thursday, there are still some uncertainties hovering over the team.

Status Report

Questionable

Friday

TE Zach Ertz (concussion), LB Joe Walker (neck)

 

Practice Report

Did Not Participate In Practice

Wednesday

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

Limited Participation in Practice

Thursday

TE Zach Ertz (concussion)

Friday

TE Zach Ertz (concussion)

Full Participation in Practice

Wednesday

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

Thursday

DE Derek Barnett (groin), C Jason Kelce (ankle), DT Destiny Vaeao (shoulder), LB Joe Walker (neck)

Friday

DE Derek Barnett (groin)

It was reported yesterday (via the team) that Zach Ertz had cleared concussion protocol.

Ertz returned to practice and was a limited participant on both Thursday and Friday. However, Doug Pederson met with reporters on Friday afternoon and stated that he was still in the protocol and is indeed questionable to play on Sunday. Whether this was a miscommunication or not is unknown, but as things stand, Ertz is officially questionable to play the Rams. With 7 touchdowns and over 600 yards, Ertz has had a tremendous year. If he’s unable to play, the Eagles will turn to Trey Burton, who received for 42 yards in absence of Ertz when he was escorted off the field with a concussion against Seattle.

The other big news here is Joe Walker also being listed as questionable. The former Oregon Duck missed last week’s game with a neck injury and has been limited during practice this week. He was actually a full participant on Thursday however, yet the team are unwilling to guarantee he will play. Najee Goode took Walker’s place against the Seahawks and played extremely well against the run. That scenario would likely repeat itself, with veteran Dannell Ellerbe waiting in the wings.

 

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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