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Eagles Injury Report: Updates on Zach Ertz, Jordan Hicks, Fletcher Cox, Jake Elliott, etc.

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Philadelphia injury situation update.

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The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 16 game against the Houston Texans.

The good news is that Zach Ertz and Jordan Hicks were upgraded to full participants after being limited on Wednesday. Hicks is set to play for the first time since getting hurt in Week 11. His return means less reliance on Nathan Gerry. Stefen Wisniewski was also full go for the second day in a row.

Three players were limited: Timmy Jernigan, Cameron Johnston, and Cre’Von LeBlanc. Jernigan is tentatively on track to return this week. That could be a boost for the defensive line. Hopefully Johnston is going to be OK so the Eagles don’t have to bring in another punter. LeBlanc is a new addition to the injury report.

A total of eight players did not practice: Carson Wentz, Fletcher Cox, Alshon Jeffery, Michael Bennett, Jake Elliott, Isaac Seumalo, Sidney Jones, and D.J. Alexander.

Wentz is out this week. Nick Foles will start at quarterback.

Cox did not practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. That’s typically not the best sign but there seems to be an expectation that he’ll play. Hard to imagine he’s going to miss a do-or-die game.

Jeffery and Elliott are both dealing with illnesses. They should be fine for Sunday. Kamu Grugier-Hill was working on his field goal kicking in practice, just in case.

It seems likely that Bennett will suit up considering he’s played despite not practicing much in previous weeks.

Seumalo and Jones are expected to be out for Sunday’s game.

Alexander didn’t practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. Might not be the best sign for his availability.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring)
DE Michael Bennett (foot)
DT Fletcher Cox (hip)
K Jake Elliott (illness)
WR Alshon Jeffery (illness)
CB Sidney Jones (hamstring)
OG Isaac Seumalo (pectoral)
QB Carson Wentz (back)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DT Timmy Jernigan (back)
P Cameron Johnston (back)
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION

OG Stefen Wisniewski (thumb)
TE Zach Ertz (ankle)
LB Jordan Hicks (calf)

HOUSTON TEXANS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

The Texans’ Thursday injury report is largely identical to Wednesday’s version.

The most significant difference is that starting safety Mike Tyson has been downgraded to not practicing after being limited yesterday. He’s dealing with a concussion, which means he must be cleared by an indepedent doctor before he can return to the field.

Lamar Miller was limited for the second day in a row. It seems like he’s on track to play despite missing most of the Texans’ Week 15 game with an ankle injury.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

S Mike Tyson (concussion)
QB Brandon Weeden (illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

WR Keke Coutee (hamstring)
NT Brandon Dunn (ankle)
C/G Zach Fulton (hand)
S Andre Hal (ankle)
WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle)
CB/S Kareem Jackson (knee)
CB Johnathan Joseph (hip)
OG Senio Kelemete (elbow/rib)
RB Lamar Miller (ankle)
DE J.J. Watt (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION

LB Dylan Cole (wrist/knee)
C/G Greg Mancz (knee)
LB Brian Peters (ankle)
S Justin Reid (shoulder/wrist)