Here’s an update on the Philadelphia Eagles’ injury situation 10 days into training camp. Keep in mind the team will play their first preseason game (against the Pittsburgh Steelers) later this week on Thursday evening.
Wentz is still sitting out from 11-on-11 drills. The Eagles maintain they like what they’ve seen from him and don’t need to further risk injury. One NFL insider recently said the Eagles are fine with not playing Wentz for the entire preseason. Wentz himself has said he’s fine with that as well.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP has now missed two practices in a row. NFL insider Mike Garafolo has more information:
On #Eagles QB Nick Foles, I don’t have specific injury info but the “upper-body soreness” is not a recurrence or the elbow issue that bugged him last year nor is it considered anything serious at this point, sources say. Will work to get more info.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 6, 2018
Ian Rapoport noted that Foles’ issue is “very minor” and “not concerning.” Still, it seems like we may not see Foles suit up for the Steelers game. If that’s the case, Nate Sudfeld will start and get a lot of playing time before Joe Callahan eventually takes over.
Doug Pederson said Ertz missed Friday’s practice due to a “rest day.” But then Ertz also missed practice on Sunday evening and this morning despite also having off on Saturday. In any case, Jeff McLane reports there’s no serious injury to worry about here:
Zach Ertz has missed 3 straight practices, but he isn’t expected to be out for a significant amount of time, I’m told. Maintenance, coupled with the long season. #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 6, 2018
After leaving practice early on Sunday night, Wallace did not participate today. His knee is what ails him.
WR Mike Wallace didn’t practice today. He said his injury wasn’t anything significant. “Tendinitis.” #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 6, 2018
Rodgers hasn’t practiced since getting banged up last Thursday. With him and Ertz out, the door is open for Dallas Goedert, Billy Brown, Josh Perkins, and newly signed Gannon Sinclair to get more reps.
Gibson passed through the NFL’s concussion protocol and returned to practice on Monday. He needs to be healthy in order to battle for a depth receiver job.
Wheaton sat out for the second practice in a row. He was doing some rehab activity on an unused field during practice. Wheaton is on the roster bubble.
Jones had to visit the medical tent at one point but he later returned to practice. It’s been good to see Jones has been able to stay healthy during camp.