UPDATE: More information on Dallas Goedert’s injury here from the Inquirer and NFL Network. If Goedert will only miss two weeks, the Eagles can avoid looking to put him on injured reserve.
#Eagles TE Dallas Goedert’s left ankle is fractured, not sprained, an NFL source said. Doug Pederson said Monday that he will be out for an extended period, but source said timeline shouldn’t be too lengthy. Will depend on recovery, though.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 29, 2020
#Eagles TE Dallas Goedert has a very small fracture in his ankle that won’t require surgery, per source, but he’s expected to be out at least a couple weeks. Another blow to Carson Wentz’s supporting cast.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 29, 2020
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Philadelphia Eagles are dealing with another significant injury.
Dallas Goedert is reportedly “expected to miss some time” after suffering an ankle ailment during the Eagles’ Week 3 tie against the Cincinnati Bengals. NFL insider Ian Rapoport adds that Goedert will have an MRI and “his status going forward is now in doubt.”
Goedert led the Eagles in targets, receptions, and receiving yards heading into Week 2. He actually still leads with 131 receiving yards despite getting hurt early in Sunday’s game. It’s certainly not ideal for the Eagles to be losing a promising young talent. Especially when other pass catching options like Jalen Reagor, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are also dealing with various injuries.
If Goedert’s injury is going to force him to miss at least three week, the Eagles will likely look to put him on injured reserve. They’ll be left with Zach Ertz and Richard Rodgers on the 53-man roster in that case. The former should continue to see a majority of Carson Wentz’s targets. And unless the Eagles are comfortable with playing Rodgers a lot (which they shouldn’t be), they’ll have to decrease their 12 personnel usage and rely on 11 personnel instead. Note that the Eagles also have Caleb Wilson and Jordan Franks on the practice squad and could look to call one up.
All told, just another bad development during a bad Eagles season.
Other injuries from Sunday’s game:
- DeSean Jackson left with a hamstring injury and did not return.
- Avonte Maddox left with an ankle injury and did not return.
- Darius Slay injured his arm but returned.
- Jason Peters got hurt late in overtime.
- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside somehow got hurt before the game began but still played.