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Eagles Injury Update: Undrafted rookie tears ACL

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Here’s an update on the Philadelphia Eagles’ injury situation now that the team is a week into 2017 training camp.

Randall Goforth

The most significant injury in camp so far happened to undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Randall Goforth. Doug Pederson confirmed the UCLA alumnus tore his ACL. The injury occurred on a play in Friday’s practice where Goforth dove and stripped the football out of Paul Turner’s hands. Goforth immediately held his knee in pain after going down.

Goforth was a long shot to make the team but the Eagles need all the help they can get at corner, so this isn’t ideal. It’s also just unfortunate to see a young player have a season-ending injury so early in his career.

Goforth will likely be waived/injured at some point soon.

Alshon Jeffery

Jeffery’s shoulder got banged up in practice yesterday. He told reporters he was fine and Pederson said he’ll be good to go moving forward.

Lane Johnson

Fletcher Cox rolled up on Johnson’s legs during Saturday’s practice, which caused the team’s starting right tackle to miss a few reps. He came back in shortly after, though, and Pederson said he’s fine.

Elijah Qualls

Qualls went down during a one-on-one drill on Saturday afternoon. He was in noticeable pain before limping off the field. Pederson said this year’s sixth-round pick will miss some practice time due to a groin injury.

Alex McCalister

Missed practice on Saturday due a hamstring issue but is expected to return on Sunday.

Nick Foles

Howard Eskin reported Foles is expected to miss a week of practice due to a sore elbow. Pederson said the injury “isn’t serious at all.”

Sidney Jones and Beau Allen

Both of these players are still on the active/non-football injury list. There’s no precise timeline on a return for either player.


Stay tuned to BGN for more training camp updates.

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