Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith listed week-to-week with knee sprain

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ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 01: Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) warms up prior to the College Football Playoff Semifinal Rose Bowl Game between Notre Dame and Alabama on January 1, 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire)

Eagles Training Camp is well underway and while pads are yet to be implemented, the energy is still just as intense. DeVonta Smith picked up a knock during Saturday’s practice and walked off with a trainer. It was later revealed that he had sustained a leg injury, one which we now know the extent of.

Zach Berman reported on Monday morning that Smith has suffered a knee sprain and is now listed week-to-week. The Eagles are obviously being cautious with their prized first-round selection and a wideout who is coming off of a very healthy campaign with Alabama that ended in a Heisman trophy.

Watching the 22-year-old pick up an injury just weeks into his Eagles career is hardly encouraging, but the fact that the team are looking to handle this with caution, hoping he returns in a couple of weeks, definitely should be.

The Eagles did add Andre Patton to their WR room last week due to an influx of minor injuries. They shouldn’t need to add any more talent just yet, with both Jalen Reagor and Quez Watkins returning to practice on Saturday, giving the team some much needed flexibility at the position.

Smith was drafted by the Eagles on the back of a 1,856 yard, 23-touchdown season for the Crimson Tide that helped lift them to a National Championship. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles will be hoping that success carries over to the NFL level, but there’s no rush here. The team are aware just how valuable Smith is to the long-term success of the Philadelphia Eagles and are doing the right thing by keeping him out of action until fully healthy.

Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire