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Injuries piling up in the NFC East

There was a pretty shocking number of major injuries all over football last weekend. Whether it be injuries to bigtime players like Orlando Pace or bigtime injuries to lesser known guys like Bill's TE   Kevin Everett. Actually if you've been following the Everett story, it's taken a somewhat positive turn in that he's been able to move his arms and legs.

That said, the injury bug may be biting the NFC East more than any division. Check out the injury list in this division after only one week! There are major starters dropping left and right.

Philadelphia Eagles
CB Lito Sheppard - MCL Sprain - out 1-3 weeks

Washington Redskins
RT Jon Jansen - broken fibula - out for season

New York Giants
RB Brandon Jacobs - knee - 3-5 weeks
DE Osi Umenyoria - knee - could be up to a month
QB Eli Manning - shoulder - some debate here, Giants say he should play this weekend. Other reports say it's worse?

Dallas Cowboys
WR Terry Glenn - knee - likely out for season(but he thinks he could play after surgery)
OLB Greg Ellis - heel - been called "day to day" probably won't play this weekend
CB Terence Newman - partially torn plantar fascia - also "day to day," could play this weekend or next but the injury is going to be with him all year.
NT Jason Ferguson - torn biceps - out for season

Again, that is after one game!

So it certainly seems like the Cowboys are the worst hit, with the Giants close behind. That said, in Lito and Jansen the Eagles and Skins both lost very important starters. It's more or less an old cliche, but this division could very well come down to who is healthiest at the end of the year.

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