Eagles Injury Update: 7 Players DNP, 2 Limited at Practice
The Eagles returned to practice Wednesday following Sunday's win over the Jets with a laundry list of players that sat-out with injury designations.
The most notable name to not practice was wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who has a lingering abdomen injury. Jackson, who has been dealing with the issue since Philadelphia’s Week 2 loss to Atlanta, is not expected to play on Sunday and could be out until Week 9 per Tim McManus, when the Eagles face the Bears.
The most notable injury, however, belongs to running back Darren Sproles, another veteran member of Philadelphia’s offense. Sproles sat out with a quadricep injury that knocked him out of the game against the Jets, and it appears to be fairly serious based on head coach Doug Pederson's comments in a press conference Monday.
“Darren is a little more week-to-week with his strain,” Pederson said.
Sproles loss will be felt most in the return game. Pederson said on Monday that Nelson Agholor and Corey Clement would share that role in his absence. When asked who would fill in for Sproles on offense, however, Pederson responded, “Corey is up to speed with everything we're doing. I would expect him to fully understand and grasp the game plan this week. With where Darren is right now, we have to get him ready to play.”
Jason Peters and Rodney McLeod were both limited in Wednesday’s practice with knee injuries.
The Eagles had another interesting name on Wednesday’s injury report: cornerback Orlando Scandrick sat out today with an illness. Scandrick had four tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in the win over the Jets.
Philadelphia (3-2) is gearing up to head to Minnesota (3-2) on Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest with the Vikings. Cleveland is coming off a 28-10 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.