Fletcher Cox is expected to be healthy enough to participate in Philadelphia Eagles training camp despite having offseason surgery on his foot, according a status update from ESPN reporter Tim McManus.
Update on DT Fletcher Cox, who is recovering from offseason foot surgery. pic.twitter.com/aH8TTdvwb7— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) March 4, 2019
You might recall Cox was seen wearing a walking boot during the Eagles’ locker room clean-out day back in mid-January. He told reporters that his foot injury was very painful to play through.
There was never an expectation that Cox wouldn’t be ready for the 2019 NFL season but it’s still good to see there haven’t been any setbacks.
This report from McManus makes it sound like Cox will miss voluntary OTA spring practices in May but should be ready when training camp begins in late July.
The Eagles’ first-team All Pro defensive tackle is obviously critical to Philadelphia’s success. Now let’s see if Howie Roseman can find another good interior defensive lineman to pair next to Cox in 2019.