Here’s a quick update on the Philadelphia Eagles’ injury situation ahead of their Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Note that the Eagles’ first official injury report won’t come out until tomorrow on Wednesday, December 6.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURIES
Doug Pederson announced Ertz is in the concussion protocol. The tight end got concussed during the third quarter of the Eagles’ loss to the Seahawks. Ertz is staying with the team in Los Angeles this week as opposed to flying back home to Philadelphia. Ertz will have to pass through the NFL’s mandatory concussion protocol before he can return to action. The Eagles will surely hope to have their leading receiver as the team prepares to face a tough Rams team.
There’s been no real update on Walker, who missed practice entirely last week and didn’t play on Sunday night. We’ll see where he’s at this week. Najee Goode mostly filled in during Walker’s absence. Dannell Ellerbe only played one defensive snap at linebacker.
Jones is still on the NFI list so he won’t practice this week. Pederson said: “He’s still rehabbing and doing his thing.” Keep in mind the Eagles have a 21-day window where Jones can practice before having to either be 1) put on the 53-man roster or 2) shut down for the season. That window starts when Jones starts to practice. It remains to be seen if that’ll happen at all this season. It could be a possibility later this month.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
The Rams are dealing with some injuries as well.
Los Angeles might be without their leading wide receiver against the Eagles. Woods has missed two games so far due to a shoulder injury. Late last week, Rams head coach Sean McVay said Week 15 might be a “more realistic target” than a Week 14 return. He also added: “A couple weeks from now is probably what’s the most realistic approach. But you never know with Robert.” So we’ll have to see how Woods handles practice this week.
Barwin is expected to miss this week’s game against his former team. McVay said he will “more than likely be out.” That’s a bummer. The former Eagles pass rusher ranks tied for second on the Rams in sacks this season.
Rams starting middle linebacker and defensive captain Alec Ogletree hurt his elbow in Week 13. He expects to play against Philadelphia, though.