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DeMeco Ryans back at Eagles practice, Brad Smith undergoes surgery

An update on the Eagles injury situation.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles received some good news and some bad news on Thursday regarding their injury situation.

The good news is that starting inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans is back at practice. Ryans, who is dealing with a groin injury suffered during the team's Week 5 game, sat out of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. The full extent of Ryans' participation in practice won't be known until the official injury report is released later on Thursday. For now, the return of Ryans is certainly a good sign for Philadelphia.

The bad news is that fellow starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks has still not returned to practice. Kendricks is still dealing with a calf injury he suffered in Week 2. Based on reports from last week, it is not unexpected that Kendricks will likely miss the team's Week 6 game.

In more bad news, depth wide receiver Brad Smith has suffered a core muscle injury. Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced that Smith underwent successful surgery on Thursday and will be out for a couple of weeks. It appears Smith will remain on the active roster as he recovers. Smith is an important part of Philadelphia's top-notch special teams unit so this loss isn't without significance. Smith also provides depth at wide receiver and serves a role as the team's emergency quarterback on game-day. Veteran tight end James Casey will now take over as the team's emergency quarterback.

In other injury news, depth running back Chris Polk still hasn't returned to practice and likely won't play against the Giants. Polk is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Stay tuned for the official Eagles-Giants injury report coming later today.

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