Jason Peters wasn’t the only big name player to get hurt in Philadelphia’s win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Starting middle linebacker Jordan Hicks went down after just a couple snaps in the game.
Hicks limped off the field before being worked on the trainer’s table. Then a cart came to take him to the locker room. Hicks gave a thumbs up to the crowd, but he was seen wearing a boot and walking on crutches after the game. It appears NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Derrick Gunn is reporting an Achilles rupture for Hicks.
Looks like Hicks ruptured his Achilles— Derrick Gunn (@RealDGunnNBCS) October 24, 2017
If true, Hicks is done for the season.
Hicks came into Monday night’s game dealing with a calf injury. He had said the calf injury came about because he was overcompensating while dealing with an ankle injury that occurred in Week 3.
Hicks obviously has an extensive injury report, which is very unfortunate because he’s a very talented player when healthy. He’s also a key member of Jim Schwartz’s unit as the middle linebacker who gets the radio in his helmet and lines up the defense.
With Hicks potentially out for the year, the Eagles could look to rely a lot upon Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks. Kendricks, who is prone to soft-tissue injuries, missed Monday’s game with a hamstring issue. Philly will hope he can come back soon.
Other linebackers on the roster include Najee Goode (Kendricks’ backup), Joe Walker, Kamu Grugier-Hill, and Nate Gerry. None of those players are very inspiring options.
The Eagles worked out three free agent linebackers last week, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they signed at least one of them in an effort to replace Hicks.
Stay tuned for more updates on this situation.
UPDATE: Confirmation from Daily News.
This has been reported elsewhere, but Jordan Hicks did indeed suffer an Achilles' injury Monday night, source says.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) October 24, 2017
Sense I got post-game is Eagles believe Jordan Hicks is done for year but that Jason Peters may not be as badly as feared, pending MRI— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 24, 2017