UPDATE: The Eagles officially confirmed Isaac Seumalo suffered a Lisfranc injury that will require season-ending surgery. He will be placed on injured reserve.
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
As if the Philadelphia Eagles getting embarrassed by the Dallas Cowboys on national television last night wasn’t bad enough, the Birds are now dealing with the addition of injury to insult.
Starting left guard Isaac Seumalo is likely out for the rest of the season, according to a report from Derrick Gunn.
From what I’m hearing about Issac Seumalo it’s not good… he may have broken a few bones in his foot….but his season in all probability is over.— Derrick Gunn (@RealDGunn) September 28, 2021
John Clark also reported something similar regarding the extent of the injury that caused Seumalo to be carted off the field.
I’m told the fear is Isaac Seumalo suffered a fracture in his foot pic.twitter.com/wWwVwBmZEx— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 28, 2021
I probably don’t need to remind you that the Eagles dealt with a ton of offensive line injuries in 2020. To the point where they had to use 14 different starting combination in 16 games.
Things might not be quite that bad this year but the Eagles aren’t off to a good start. Brandon Brooks was placed on injured reserve after getting hurt in Week 2 and he’s expected to miss seven more games or so. Jordan Mailata avoided ending up on IR after suffering a knee injury in practice last week but he might be in jeopardy of missing another game.
Assuming that’s the case, the Eagles could be working with the following offensive line heading into a Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs on short rest:
Left tackle — Andre Dillard
Left guard — Nate Herbig
Center — Jason Kelce
Right guard — Landon Dickerson
Right tackle — Lane Johnson
Not an ideal configuration for an already struggling offense that’s about to face some tougher competition.
If Seumalo is truly out for the rest of this year, he’ll enter 2022 having played in just 13 out of his last possible 33 games.