The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report of the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Note that this report is an estimation because the team held a walkthrough in lieu of a normal practice.
Three players were listed under LIMITED PARTICIPATION: Avonte Maddox, Lane Johnson, and Cam Jurgens.
All members of this trio were listed with “rest” next to their injury designations, which indicates the team is taking an especially cautious approach with them. They should be able to play in the Super Bowl.
Maddox is set to start at nickel cornerback. He told reporters he was wearing a boot last week as a precaution; the Eagles did not want him to stub his toe by accident.
Johnson is set to start at right tackle. He’ll have surgery on his groin injury once the season is over.
Jurgens seemingly got hurt in the NFC Championship Game despite not playing much. He should be available to be Jason Kelce’s backup.
Two players were listed under FULL PARTICIPATION: Landon Dickerson and Robert Quinn.
Dickerson left the Eagles’ last game early due to the “hyperextension of his right elbow.” He did not practice last week but he’s clearly ready to play.
Quinn missed some practice time last week but the veteran is ready to suit up in his first Super Bowl.
Arryn Siposs is practicing and the Eagles have until 4:00 PM Eastern on Saturday, February 11 to activate him from injured reserve. The team doesn’t need to clean a roster spot for Siposs since they have one open after the NFL placed Josh Sills on the Commissioner Exempt List.
Here’s some more color from practice via the Super Bowl pool report from The Ringer’s Lindsay Jones:
Wednesday’s session was heavy on individual and position drills, and included a brief ones vs. ones situational period at the end of practice, part of Sirianni’s plan to get his team ready for any scenario they might encounter against the Chiefs on Sunday.
“We’re kind of obsessed with situations; not kind of, we are obsessed with situations,” Sirianni said. “So every day players are in the building we’re working on those, and that can be a lot of things, third downs, things that could pop up on first or second down. We’ve got a whole list of them that we want to rep and go over.”
The Eagles will increase their practice intensity on Thursday; Sirianni will not have his players in pads for that session because they wore pads one time last week, but he expects another day of serious work to prepare for what he expects to be a physical game against the Chiefs.
“We want to keep them fresh, that’s really what we want,” Sirianni said.
And, as the playlist indicated, he’s also keeping his players happy.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
OT Lane Johnson (groin, rest)
C Cam Jurgens (hip, rest)
CB Avonte Maddox (toe, rest)
OG Landon Dickerson (elbow)
DE Robert Quinn (foot)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The Chiefs listed one player under limited participation: receiver/returner Kadarius Toney. He is expected to play on Sunday but the Chiefs are clearly being cautious with him.
Leading wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was notably a full participant in practice after missing time last week.
Starting corner back L’Jarius Sneed was removed from the injury report after clearing the concussion protocol.
Mecole Hardman was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, ruling him out.
Patrick Mahomes is admittedly less than 100% but he’s been able to fully participate in practice leading up to the Super Bowl.
WR Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring)
LB Willie Gay (shoulder)
QB Patrick Mahomes (ankle)
RB Jerick McKinnon (ankles)
RB Isiah Pacheco (wrist)
OG Trey Smith (ankle)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee)