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Zach Ertz Injury: Eagles tight end reportedly “doubtful” to play against Rams

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Welp.

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Well, here’s some bad news. Philadelphia Eagles starting tight end Zach Ertz end is considered “doubtful” to play against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14 despite officially being ruled “questionable.”

With Schefter saying that the “Eagles will want to look” at Ertz, it sounds like there’s at least a small chance he could suit up. But it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of optimism regarding his playing chances.

This is pretty bad news for the Eagles as they prepare to play in the biggest game of their 2017 season. A win over the Rams allows the Eagles to officially clinch a playoff spot and essentially ensure a first-round bye. A loss makes a bye a lot less likely.

With Ertz potentially out, the Eagles will rely on Brent Celek and Trey Burton to step up in his absence. The Eagles were without Ertz against the Broncos in Week 9 and still put up 51 points. The Rams obviously present a much tougher challenge than Denver does.

Ertz has functioned as Carson Wentz’s safety blanket this season. He’s the quarterback’s go-to guy. It’s up to Wentz to rise to the challenge without one of his best weapons.


In other injury news, Rams leading wide receiver Robert Woods will be OUT, as expected.