Zach Ertz, Miles Sanders and more out for Thursday Night Football
After a tough loss against Baltimore, Philly has a quick turnaround this week hosting the New York Giants for Thursday Night Football. During the 4th Quarter, Carson Wentz had to run an offense without a single starting skill player. That theme may be true once again in Week 7.
Miles Sanders went down with a knee injury following his TD run against Baltimore and received an MRI this morning delegating him out for roughly 1-2 weeks. Boston Scott and Corey Clement will have to lead the charge. Scott is no stranger to stepping up against the Giants. In 2019 he gathered over 100 yards and 4 touchdowns against New York in both games last year.
Sanders isn’t the only new injury sustained. Late into the game, Zach Ertz hobbled off with an ankle injury. It was later announced that he suffered a high-ankle sprain and will be out 3-4 weeks. Zach Ertz has been a major disappointment through the 2020 season. Dallas Goedert is eligible to return from IR but it does not seem likely that Dallas is ready yet. Richard Rodgers will have to be the TE1 for the Eagles this week. Rodgers had a solid showing in recent weeks and should be able to step up.
Lane Johnson was out Thursday and his replacement Jack Driscoll was carted off with an ankle injury. Driscoll will likely be out two weeks with his injury. If Johnson isn’t able to play his replacement is likely Brett Toth. Toth struggled often against the Ravens D-Line but hopefully can perform better with some preparation.
On the defensive side of the ball, Malik Jackson is also expected to miss 2 weeks with a quad injury. Hopefully with their incredible depth up front he won’t have to rush back.
Desean Jackson is slated to make his return and possibly Alshon Jeffery so help might be on the way soon enough for Philadelphia.
Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton : AP