The first significant injury of 2019 Philadelpha Eagles training camp is here. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc suffered a foot sprain and is “out for the next several weeks.”
LeBlanc, who hasn’t practiced since Thursday, was spotted wearing a walking boot in the Eagles’ locker room following Saturday’s practice.
On the bright side, this injury could’ve been worse. LeBlanc reportedly isn’t going to need surgery and he’s still expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
On the other hand, look at this tweet from last October:
#Eagles starting CB Jalen Mills is dealing with a foot sprain, an injury he suffered in London, source said. He’s considered week-to-week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2018
Jalen Mills’ “foot sprain” ended his 2018 season and caused him to start this year’s training camp on the active/Physically Unable to Perform list. So, yeah.
The Eagles will hope LeBlanc can get healthy because he’s a valuable depth cornerback to have around. LeBlanc played well when forced into action late last season. He projects to be the team’s backup nickel corner in 2019.
With LeBlanc missing time, the Eagles reportedly hosted veteran free agent slot corner Orlando Scandrick on Saturday. Signing him could help fill some training camp reps and provide depth if LeBlanc’s injury lingers longer than expected.