Here's an update on the Philadelphia Eagles injury situation after eighteen days of training camp practice and two preseason games.
Did not practice
WR Brad Smith (groin)
Out since Sunday, August 17th.
Head coach Chip Kelly said Smith might not play on Thursday night, but he should return to practice on Saturday, August 23rd.
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
Out since suffering an injury in a preseason game against New England Patriots on Friday, August 15th.
After Tuesday's practice Huff spoke with the media and confirmed he suffered an AC (acromioclavicular) sprain. His shoulder is not separated and he doesn't need surgery, but he's not sure how long he'll be out. Huff is no longer wearing the sling he was wearing on Sunday.
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)
Out of practice since Monday, July 28th.
Polk spoke with media after Tuesday's practice and confirmed he actually suffered a slight hamstring tear, not just a sprain. Polk said he won't play on Thursday night against the Steelers but he plans to return to practice on Saturday, August 23rd.
ILB Jake Knott (hamstring)
Out since Friday, August 1st.
CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)
Out since Wednesday, August 13th.
LB Bryan Braman (back)
Out of practice since Friday, August 15th.
C Julian Vandervelde (back)
Out of practice since Monday, July 28th. Had back surgery on August 9th.
The Eagles are still fortunate to not have had any season-ending injuries to this point*. At this date last year the team had already lost wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, linebacker Jason Phillips, wide receiver Arrelious Benn, and pass rusher Phillip Hunt to ACL injuries.