The Philadelphia Eagles held their ninth training camp practice on Wednesday afternoon. Here's an update on the team's injury situation as they approach the first game of the preseason this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Aug. 16.
• Kiko Alonso still hasn't returned after suffering a concussion last week on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Bill Davis said he expects the inside linebacker to be fine, for what it's worth.
• Safety Jerome Couplin hasn't practiced since last week, either. He had an appendectomy and is scheduled to return after the Colts game. Couplin needs to be healthy to fight for a roster spot so this missed time hasn't been helping him.
• DeMarco Murray's situation has been weird. On the first day of training camp, he didn't practice in team drills. Chip Kelly cited hydration levels as the reason for holding him out. Then Murray returned to practice in full and looked good. Now he's been working with the trainers early on in practice while the rest of the running backs are doing position drills. On Wednesday, Murray participated in team drills but not to a full extent, it seemed.
• Zach Ertz got shaken up in practice after taking a hit from Malcolm Jenkins. He got up on his own power and walked off but seemed to be nursing an upper body injury. He didn't leave practice early, but once practice ended an Eagles PR guy escorted him to the locker room and didn't allow him to be questioned. It didn't seem like anything major, but Ertz did also get banged up on Tuesday.
• Mychal Kendricks didn't seem to be a full participant either, though he had pads on. Kendricks wouldn't elaborate on it. One reporter noted he was walking with a slight hitch.
• DeMeco Ryans didn't practice. It was a maintenance day for the veteran.
A reminder here that there is still over a month until the Eagles play the Falcons on Sept. 14. No need to make a big deal out of these injuries yet, but they're obviously something to keep an eye on.