UPDATE: Jalen Carter could be ready for the Eagles’ Week 9 game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Birds need him out there!
Some additional context on Jalen Carter’s injury:— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 30, 2023
The #Eagles received good news following testing on the rookie DT, an NFL source said, and he could be ready for Sunday’s game vs. the Cowboys. https://t.co/mhYx7dex4Z
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
Injuries are nothing new for this 2023 Eagles team, but they suffered another blow against Washington in Week 8 when rookie DT Jalen Carter left the field and went into the locker room. Carter was evaluated for an injury earlier in the day, and it seemed to require additional attention halfway through the third quarter. Shortly after, it was announced that the DT was questionable to return with a back injury.
He may only have six games of NFL experience, but Carter has quickly turned into a big piece of the Eagles defense. He did miss the New York Jets game due to injury, but otherwise, has 13 tackles, 12 QB pressures, 3.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles so far this season.
Hopefully whatever is ailing him, isn’t something that will linger or affect him too much moving forward.
The Eagles definitely have depth at the position, but Carter and Jordan Davis have turned into the (very young) anchors of the group.
Carter isn’t the only Eagles player banged up against the Commanders, TE Grant Calcaterra was knocked out with a concussion, and RG Sua Opeta was replaced by Tyler Steen late in the third quarter.