The Eagles have released their first injury report of the week and while there is one huge sigh of relief, there are several others of disappointment and concern.
Wednesday Injury Report
DNP: CB Douglas (knee, ankle), LB Hicks (calf), CB Jones (hamstring), CB Maddox (knee, ankle), CB Mills (foot), RB Sproles (hamstring)
Limited: LS Lovato (concussion)
Full: C Kelce (elbow)
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 21, 2018
The good news is that Jason Kelce appears to be on the right path to playing in this weekend’s important fixture against the Giants. After leaving Sunday’s loss early, Kelce missed the remainder of the game while Stefen Wisniewski did all he could to save a sinking ship, with little success. The return of Kelce would be absolutely vital for the Eagles offensive front given how many other problems are beginning to unravel.
The most concerning part of the injury report is unquestionably the fact that the Eagles are practicing without the three corners who were starters going into week one. Darby, Mills and Jones are all still sidelined but even more worrisome is the Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas are in the same Boat. The Eagles started this year with one of the most impressively young and deep secondaries in the league and will end it with the total opposite.
This will leave names like Chandon Sullivan, Deiondre Hall, CreVon LeBlanc and De’Vante Bausby to try and hold the fort. The Eagles haven’t gone out of their way to bring in any extra help off the street (yet) but will be forced to lean on Malcolm Jenkins a little more than usual as a DB.
The injury to Jordan Hicks is worrying given that this is his contract year and for the third year out of four, he’s battled a setback, but expect Kamu Grugier-Hill to step up in his place.
Oh and surprise surprise, still no Darren Sproles.
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