It was a scary moment for the Philadelphia Eagles as Halapoulivaati Vaitai’s legs got taken out from behind by rookie running back Corey Clement. Vaitai laid on the ground holding his knee before eventually having to use the assistance of trainers to limp off the field.
It seems like Big V isn’t seriously injured, though. At least that’s what Les Bowen of the Daily News reports.
Meanwhile, my understanding is that the Vaitai knee injury is not serious.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) August 11, 2017
It was a good sign that Big V was able to walk to the locker room on his own during the game instead of having to be taken off the field in a cart.
Losing Vaitai for the season wouldn’t have been very good for the Eagles. He’s the top backup behind both starting left tackle Jason Peters and starting right tackle Lane Johnson. A major Vaitai injury would especially sting in the wake of the Eagles trading Allen Barbre to the Broncos for a conditional seventh-round pick.
The exact nature of Vaitai’s injury has not been confirmed. It seems very possible he could miss some time but we’ll have to see.
In other injury news, starting slot cornerback Ron Brooks left the game early with hamstring issue and did not return. Bryce Treggs also seemed to tweak his hammy.
We should have more updates on the Eagles’ injury situation when the team returns to practice on Saturday, August 12.