One of the bad things to come out of the Philadelphia Eagles' crucial victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night was the injury sustained by Jordan Hicks. The rookie inside linebacker left the game in the fourth quarter after tackling Cole Beasley with an outstretched arm. Hicks immediately removed himself from the game after the play; it was clear he was in pain. Hicks spoke to reporters in the locker room and gave an update on his status.
Jordan Hicks said he injured his pec towards the end of the game. Says he feels pretty good but will have to wait and see.— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 9, 2015
Jordan Hicks says he feels fine, can move his arms, but will have an MRI on his pec #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) November 9, 2015
While it's too early to make a definitive judgement, it seems like there might be enough reason for cautious optimism.
Hicks, who has been a revelation this season and is arguably the Defensive Rookie of the Year, played another great game on Sunday night. His pick six on Matt Cassel was obviously a huge play.
The Eagles have been banged up at inside linebacker all season long. Most recently, veteran DeMeco Ryans has missed the team's last two games. The oft-injured Kiko Alonso returned to Philadelphia's defensive rotation on Sunday evening for the first time since Week 2. The Eagles will surely be hoping Hicks' injury isn't too serious.