Injury Updates

Posted: January 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

The Eagles and Seahawks are two banged up teams heading into Sunday’s playoff game. Let’s take a look at the injury situations.

First up, the Eagles.

Sanders has an ankle sprain so keeping him off that is probably the best course of action.

Johnson is also dealing with an ankle sprain, but he’s already had weeks to recover. It is hard to get a feeling for whether he will play or not.

Mills told the media today that he would definitely play on Sunday.

Ertz is the most complicated subject. The Eagles had him suit up and participate in the walk-through practice. But there is still serious doubt if he can play this week.

The Eagles have not confirmed if there is in fact a lacerated kidney. Doug Pederson continues to talk as though Ertz has a real shot to play this week. My guess is that the Eagles are just trying to confuse the Seahawks.

If Ertz does have a damaged kidney, the Eagles are not going to risk that. There is no way I  believe that would happen.

Seattle got some good news with FS Quandre Diggs practicing, even as a limited participant. The Seahawks are 4-1 with him since since trading for Diggs. They are 0-2 without him. Diggs is critical to the back end of their defense. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s available on Sunday.

Their LT, LG and C all missed practice. LT Duane Brown is the most serious and might be forced to sit another week as he tries to get healthy.

Jadeveon Clowney didn’t practice today and isn’t 100 percent. He missed the regular season game vs the Eagles.

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This helps the Eagles a few ways.

Gibson knows the Eagles offense and offers immediate depth at WR. He has excellent speed, something the offense can use.

Gibson is also an excellent STs player. He did a good job as the gunner for a couple of years. He can step into that role right away if needed.

Lastly, he has some RS experience. Gibson offers depth there.

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Another reason to love Boston Scott.

Scott is a legitimate player. He’s not just a feel-good story.

Any of you old enough to remember the 2000 Eagles might recall RB Darnell Autry. He took over for Duce Staley due to injury. Autry was a good story, but a bad player. He was a limited talent and an overachiever type.

Scott is a good young player. He can block, catch and run. He helped the Eagles win the NFC East this year and he’ll be part of the offense in the future. The Eagles have found a good player in Scott.

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One of the reasons that guys like Scott have been able get on the field and fit in is the behind-the-scenes work of people like Josh McCown and Nate Sudfeld.

This goes back to us talking about the Eagles culture. Every player is valued. And they work together to get the job done. There are more than a few dysfunctional teams around the league where stuff like this doesn’t happen.

Despite the fact he’s barely played, McCown was a terrific signing. This is the kind of backup player you want.

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Here is your laugh for the day. The first item is NSFW.

That is some classic stuff.

And this is funny as well.

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One Comment on “Injury Updates”

  1. 1 The Linc - Former NFL team doctor thinks Zach Ertz is unlikely to play against Seahawks - Philly's Top Five said at 9:00 AM on January 2nd, 2020:

    […] Injury Updates – Iggles BlitzThis helps the Eagles a few ways. Shelton Gibson knows the Eagles offense and offers immediate depth at WR. He has excellent speed, something the offense can use. Gibson is also an excellent STs player. He did a good job as the gunner for a couple of years. He can step into that role right away if needed. Lastly, he has some RS experience. Gibson offers depth there. […]