Things had been relatively quiet on the injury front for the Eagles throughout training camp, and Nick Sirianni had emphasized that his schedule and practice lengths were put in place specifically to increase player availability as the season approached. But, then, Tuesday’s practice happened.
We learned ahead of practice that defensive end Ryan Kerrigan elected to have surgery on his thumb and will be out for 7 to 10 days recovering. Both safety K’Vonn Wallace and left tackle Andre Dillard ended up making their way to the medical tent, under their own power, but didn’t end up returning to the field. Dillard has been seemingly losing the LT competition to Jordan Mailata, so any kind of set back could really confirm clarity for the starting spot.
And a rather big one, was wide receiver Michael Walker who ended up being carted off the field with a right leg injury.
Eagles receiver Michael Walker is hurt. He beat Scott with nice double move during 1-on-1s, but came up limping, unable to put much weight on right leg, being helped off field.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) August 10, 2021
We know of a slew of other injured Eagles players, but most seem to be dealing with minor issues, with the team is being more precautionary with getting them back on the field. Brandon Brooks noted last week that he’s feeling good and doesn’t expect to need much time to get back in the swing of things with his nearly 10 years of NFL experience.
PRACTICE PARTICIPATION #Eagles— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) August 10, 2021
Brooks – hamstring strain
Walker - foot
Seumalo – hamstring
Arnold – hamstring
Avery - groin
Croom – knee
James – foot
Hightower - groin
Smith – knee
Stevens – hamstring
D. Taylor – calf
Tucker - biceps
This was the team’s last practice before their preseason game on Thursday against the Steelers, and have just a walk-through on Wednesday. Here’s hoping they are able to get some of these guys back on the field, especially some of the younger players fighting for a roster position.