Eagles Injury Update: How prepared for battle are the Birds?

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 in Philadelphia. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)

The Philadelphia Eagles unveiled their first injury report of their week of preparation for the New York Giants and received some good news in the process.

All-Pro quarterback Jalen Hurts was not on the team’s initial injury report meaning he was a full participant at practice and is considered 100% following his shoulder injury. Hurts missed two games during the regular season with a shoulder sprain but helped Philly set a franchise record in points, wins, and total yards by a quarterback.

Unfortunately, starting slot corner, Avonte Maddox, did not participate in practice Tuesday while he recovers from a significant foot injury that he suffered in the Eagles’ loss to Dallas last December. Maddox was the only non-participant in practice.

Others such as Robert Quinn (back), Linval Joseph (calf), and Lane Johnson (groin) were all limited participants during Tuesday’s walk-through. Johnson is expected to play after missing the last two games with a groin injury that would reportedly require surgery after the season.

How about the Eagles’ foes?

As the Eagles prepare for the Giants in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, they’ll face a team that is healthier than them. While the Giants listed seven players as limited participants in practice (ILB Landon Collins, WR Isaiah Hodgins, CB Adoree’ Jackson, S Julian Love, DB Fabian Moreau, OLB Azeez Ojulari) none are considered to be in too much trouble to miss Saturday’s do-or-die playoff contest.

The Eagles and Giants will kick-off their third matchup of the season at 8:15 on Saturday night.

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