Dickerson is having thumb surgery and will miss at least one game, according to a report from Tim McManus. Dickerson will not be placed on injured reserve, which would require him to miss at least four games.
As 11.5-point home favorites, the Eagles should be able to beat the Giants without Dickerson. But it’s never ideal to be missing a starter on the offensive line.
And it’s possible the Eagles will be missing both of their starting guards on Christmas Day. Cam Jurgens wasn’t able to play in Week 15 due to a pectoral injury. It’s currently unclear if he’s going to return against the Giants.
Sua Opeta started in place of Jurgens against the Seattle Seahawks. When Dickerson had to miss one snap due to an equipment malfunction (face mask detached from his helmet), it was rookie Tyler Steen who filled in at left guard.
So, perhaps the starting offensive line will look like this:
Left tackle — Jordan Mailata
Left guard — Tyler Steen
Center — Jason Kelce
Right guard — Sua Opeta
Right tackle — Lane Johnson
If Jurgens is able to play, it could be Opeta moving over to left guard with Steen on the bench.