UPDATE #2: It looks like there’s a chance that Jason Kelce returns from an elbow injury sustained during the first quarter.
Injury Update: After further evaluation, #Eagles have upgraded C Jason Kelce's status from out to questionable.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 18, 2018
And, while the Kelce news is encouraging, Sidney Jones is also questionable to return after a hamstring injury suffered before halftime.
#Eagles Injury Update: CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 18, 2018
So, no Avonte Maddox, no Jalen Mills, and now no Sidney Jones for the moment. Super.
UPDATE: Neither Jason Kelce nor Avonte Maddox will return for the Eagles in New Orleans.
#Eagles Injury Update: CB Maddox (knee) and C Kelce (elbow) are both out for the remainder of the game.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 18, 2018
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (elbow) and rookie Avonte Maddox (knee) were both sidelined early on Sunday against the Saints.
During the Eagles second offensive drive of the day, center Jason Kelce was sidelined with what appeared to be an elbow injury. Before Carson Wentz and the offense made their way back on the field, Kelce was seen heading to the locker room.
#Eagles Injury Update: C Jason Kelce (elbow) is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 18, 2018
The broadcast indicated it looks as though Philadelphia’s medical staff was trying to pop Kelce’s elbow back into place on the sideline, and it seemed clear by the replay that it was hyper-extended in some capacity.
Kelce has been knocked out of games throughout the early games of the 2018 season, but always seemed to make his way back onto the field. He’s a critical piece of an ailing offensive line, and has been one of few consistencies protecting Carson Wentz.
Not long after Kelce was taken to the locker room, rookie Avonte Maddox was sidelined with a knee injury after landing weird in coverage. Saints QB Drew Brees took a shot in the endzone, and Maddox went to make a play, but ended up hurting himself on the way down.
He was helped off the field and noticeably limping, so it’d be surprising if he made his way back this game. Which is made even worse by the fact that Ronald Darby was put on IR this week, and the team is still without Jalen Mills. Thankfully, Sidney Jones is back from injury, but it’s still a decimated secondary.