Here’s a few updates on the Philadelphia Eagles injury situation as they prepare to play the Los Angeles Chargers this week. (It’s very hard to not write San Diego.)
We’ll have more information on the injury situation when the Eagles release their first official injury report for Week 4 on Wednesday.
Cox left the Eagles-Giants game early and limped to the locker room with a calf injury. Doug Pederson said Cox is “day-to-day” but Les Bowen reports he “would not expect Cox to be ready to play in LA this week.” If true, that’s obviously a significant loss for the Eagles defense. Philly has some nice depth at defensive tackle, but Cox is a beast.
Hicks left the Eagles-Giants game with an ankle injury and did not return. After the win, he was seen with his ankle wrapped but he said he’s going to be OK. Like Cox, Pederson described Hicks as day-to-day.
Pederson confirmed Sproles suffered a torn ACL and a broken arm. Out for the season. Just terrible news. Sproles will likely be placed on injured reserve this week, which frees up a roster spot. Maybe Byron Marshall gets called up from the practice squad.
McLeod was ruled out for Sunday’s Eagles-Giants game after being a game-time decision. Doug Pederson, Jim Schwartz, Howie Roseman, Joe Douglas, and Eagles trainers all watched his warmup session but ultimately he didn’t play. When asked if he’ll play this week via a Monday interview on SportsRadio 94WIP, McLeod said: “I think I will.”
The Eagles were down to their fourth string safety (Chris Maragos) against the Giants. Getting McLeod back would be ideal.
It’s been two weeks since Darby suffered an injury that was supposed to have a four-to-six week recovery. So if the original timeline holds true, that means Darby is only two to four weeks away from returning. There is thought it might be closer to four (or longer).
To be clear, there’s been no real update on Jones. I just wanted to point out there are only three more weeks where he’s definitely out. He’s eligible to start practicing as soon as Week 7, though it’s unclear if he will. For more information on Jones’ situation, click here.