Eagles rookie wide receiver Jeremy Maclin needed walkers to make it out of the locker room last night. It's the product of an injury to his plantar fascia and here's how coach Andy Reid described it earlier this afternoon:
"From what I understand, without being a doctor, is that you have two strands that make up plantar fasciitis," said Reid. "He tore one of those strands. The other strand is a non-weight bearing strand so he should be OK, probably not this week, possibly next week."
Reid said he wouldn't immediately make a roster move at wide receiver because he wants to see how much progress Kevin Curtis makes this week. Reid also revealed that tight end Brent Celek has a sore back that he ended up playing through in Sunday night's game.
A team source told me earlier today that Celek's back tightened up on him in the hours leading up to kickoff. He wasn't moving around very well but some pain medication calmed things down. Celek went out and had five catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. It was his seventh touchdown of the season.
Defensive end Trent Cole is day to day with a hamstring sprain, fullback Leonard Weaver has a slight hamstring sprain and running back Brian Westbrook did not have any setbacks over the weekend. Reid was non-committal as to whether Westbrook would continue to work with the scout team this week. He said he would wait until Wednesday to make that decision.
Hamstring injuries seem to be killing us.