Eagles injury report: Reed Blankenship looks set to make his return in week 8

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) helps up Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The Philadelphia Eagles have released their third and final injury report ahead of this week’s clash against the Washington Commanders. There’s some good news and some…’could be concerning but should be fine’ news.

Eagles finally catch a break

After missing week 7’s win over the Dolphins, Reed Blankenship is officially good to go for Sunday. He returned to practice as a full participant on Thursday having been out since the team’s loss to the New York Jets. Blankenship makes his return with a new teammate in Kevin Byard to help maraud the secondary against a Washington offense that has struggled in recent weeks.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 12: Philadelphia Eagles safety Reed Blankenship (46) warms up during pre-season game between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles on August 12, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The ‘Eeeeeh’ news

Unfortunately, there is one player worth noting. Jordan Davis is ‘questionable’ with a hamstring injury. It’s the first we’ve heard of it and he’d previously been a full participant so there’s a chance he picked up a knock during Thursday’s action.

The Eagles are loaded at DT, with Jalen Carter, Fletcher Cox and Milton Williams all firing on all cylinders once more. However, losing a space-eater as dominant as Davis would be a tough pill to swallow, if only for a week or two.

It’s likely that the Eagles will be aiming to push James Bradberry inside and ride the hot hands of Eli Ricks on the outside. The rookie continues to show up and make big-time plays.

What about Jalen Hurts?

The player everyone is curious about, however, is starting QB, Jalen Hurts. The $255-man was spotted wearing a knee brace during the second half of Sunday night’s win. However, it didn’t stop tying Randall Cunningham for the most rushing touchdowns of all time by an Eagles quarterback.

Hurts took to the podium on Wednesday to say that there’s nothing to be concerned about. Nick Sirianni stated that the quarterback is expected to start on Sunday.

The team is set to face Washington on Sunday and we haven’t heard any further updates, meaning Hurts should be at 100% this weekend.

For the latest Eagles injury updates, stay locked in to Philly Sports Network.

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) escapes the tackle from Miami Dolphins linebacker David Long Jr. (51) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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