Injury Updates on Eagles Stars, Sweat, Slay, and Maddox

Josh Sweat - Eagles defensive end, might miss Sunday’s matchup against Denver.

The 24-year-old is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, head coach of his team Nick Sirianni confirmed. This doesn’t mean that Josh Sweat will miss the upcoming encounter, but it is highly possible. The most impressive update was that he was working on a side field in midweek.

On the campaign, Sweat has recorded 3 1/2 sacks and 8 quarterback hits. He has also featured in all nine matches and has started the last six games. He has filled in as the starter opposite defensive end Derek Barnett after 33-year-old Brandon Graham was lost for the entire campaign with an Achilles tear and which had been predicted by

Back in September, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Josh Sweat to a 3-year, $40 million contract elongation that will keep him in at the franchise through the 2024 campaign.

If Josh Sweat can’t play this coming Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles will need to rely heavily on Milton Williams, Tarron Jackson, and Ryan Kerrigan at the defensive end.

Eagles injury update: Did not train: Cox (rest), Hargrave (shoulder), Maddox (knee), Slay (hamstring), McLeod (neck), Sweat (concussion). Limited: Johnson (rest), Kelce (rest), Smith (elbow), JJAW (ankle)— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) November 10, 2021.

Cornerbacks Avonte Maddox (knee) and Darius Slay (hamstring) are day-to-day, Sirianni disclosed. Both key contributors missed time against the Chargers after sustaining injuries. Neither Darius Slay nor Avonte Maddox was practicing but they were working hard on a side field in midweek.

In their absence, the team played Zech McPhearson and Andre Chachere. With a good Denver passing attack on the sphere, this is a situation to monitor closely.

Additionally, to Maddox and Slay, Rodney McLeod also didn't train at midweek. He worked on a side field with them. Javon Hargrave and Fletcher Cox also missed practice but they've missed the last few Wednesdays.

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, who has been out due to an ankle problem returned to practice after missing Sunday's match.

On Wednesday, Sirianni was also asked for the latest on Brandon Brooks, but the head coach of the Eagles didn’t have one. Brooks has not played since straining his pec in Week 2 of the League. Lane Johnson, his Linemate, gave a timeline of eight weeks in September but Brandon Brooks has now missed seven matchups and isn’t set to return. He’s still on IR.

Sirianni said, "I think he’s doing well, again, he’s in there in the training room, he’s in there in meetings. Like seeing him in there every day in those meetings because he gives good perspective to what’s going on."

Meanwhile, Jonathon Cooper will have a massive impact on Sunday’s game with Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. On a field literally surrounded by stars and which lead them to play casino games , Jonathan Cooper may have shined the brightest.

With eyes set on how this side would look without Von Miller, Jonathan Cooper helped numb the pain with a multi-sack display, along with more quarterback pressures. Prescott should be having sleepless nights about Jonathan Cooper after his Sunday performance.

Stephen Weatherly and Kenny Young have both offered an immediate spark to the defense of the team, offering new energy and incredible hunger. Along with Jonathan Cooper, pressing his college colleague, Baron Browning in the middle alongside Young has this inside linebacker group playing as pacey as we have seen this term.