According to a report from FOX 29's Howard Eskin, Trent Cole might play this Sunday when the Eagles take on the Washington Redskins.
I'm now told by sources @eagles Trent Cole will have surgery on his broken left hand but still may play saturday against #redskins w cast— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) December 16, 2014
Eskin originally reported that Cole suffered a broken hand during Philadelphia's Week 15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
There's no doubting Cole's toughness. The year veteran is clearly willing to do anything it takes to get on the field. Cole hasn't missed a game since 2011. He's played in 158 regular season games out of 162 possible career appearances. Besides the obvious health concerns, however, it remains to be seen how effective Cole would be while playing in a cast.
If Cole can't play, backup outside linebacker Brandon Graham will likely start in his place. Graham has played well in limited playing time this season.
The Eagles will release their first official Week 16 injury report on Wednesday afternoon.