Things didn’t start off great for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 against the Buccaneers, first with DeSean Jackson breaking free for a 75-yard touchdown, and then running back Jay Ajayi being sidelined with a back injury during the Eagles first offensive drive.
Injury Update: RB Jay Ajayi (back) is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 16, 2018
The Eagles reported that the rusher is now questionable to return, which will have big implications on the team’s game plan. Ajayi was expected to carry a larger load this week, similar to that of Darren Sproles last week, but for the time being the team has neither.
Ajayi was injured on his first carry of the day, which ended in a seven-yard loss. The injury came after a seemingly routine tackle.
Just a few plays later, Jason Peters appeared to be limping off the field, and wide receiver Mike Wallace went down after his first catch as an Eagle. Wallace ended up being carted to the locker room after several minutes on the field.
It’s already looking like it’s going to be a long afternoon for the reigning Super Bowl Champs.
[UPDATE: 1:47 PM ET]
Injury Update: T Jason Peters (quad) is questionable to return. Mike Wallace has been ruled out.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 16, 2018
[UPDATE: 5:29 PM ET]
Mike Wallace is sad. We’re all sad.
— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) September 16, 2018
The Eagles ended up getting Jay Ajayi back in the second half, and Peters doesn’t look like a longterm concern, but the Mike Wallace injury might be bigger than just a one-week recovery.