Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks is expected to be OK despite leaving the team's Monday Night Football game against the Indianapolis Colts. Kendricks left the game late in the third quarter with a calf injury and did not return. Eagles backup linebacker Casey Matthews had to fill in for Kendricks and the results weren't pretty.
Following the game, Kendricks told reporters in the locker room that he only suffered a calf spasm and he expects to be fine.
Kendricks says just a calf spasm, should be fine— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) September 16, 2014
Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports that Kendricks looked fine walking around the locker room.
Kendricks is walking around, looks fine. Some have tweeted just a calf spasm for him.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) September 16, 2014
It appears Philadelphia dodged a bullet here. The Eagles are already thin at outside linebacker because top backup Najee Goode suffered a season-ending pectoral injury in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Goode was placed on injured reserve last week.
The Eagles reportedly worked out some free agent linebackers last week. The team might continue to keep their eyes open on available options just in case.