The vibe is shifting around the Eagles as they get further from the ugly loss to the Cardinals. Not only did A.J. Brown speak to reporters to clear up so misinformation, but DeVonta Smith was seen walking through the locker room without crutches just days after being injured.
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith is no longer in crutches. He just walked through the locker room, smiling, saying he’s feeling good— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) January 3, 2024
Smith left for the locker room just before the end of their Week 17 game against Arizona, and post-game was seen in a walking boot and using crutches. It was reported on Monday that Smith suffered a mild ankle sprain, but the injury wasn’t considered significant, and it looks like he’s already on the mend.
When Brown (finally) spoke to reporters on Wednesday, he explained that some of his frustration on the field Sunday was seeing Smith being rolled up on and knowing that they, and him specifically, would need Smith available down the stretch. With news that he’s out of a boot and walking without crutches, it looks like the WR should be ready for the postseason.
Whether or not he’ll play in Week 18 is something head coach Nick Sirianni probably won’t discuss until later in the week, but he hasn’t missed a game thus far in his NFL career, so you’d imagine he’ll be looking to at least get a few snaps in their regular season finale.