Injuries plague the Eagles wide receivers to start training camp
Training camp has not been kind to the Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers. Over the last three days, almost every wideout for the Eagles has been out with an injury or illness. To start camp, Greg Ward was battling a non-COVID-related illness but has since returned to practice, while Jalen Reagor has had some lower body issues.
Jalen wasn’t the only WR with lower body injuries, with Travis Fulgham listed as day-to-day a few days ago for the same injury. Fulgham has returned to practice though. For Reagor, he also failed his conditioning test but has been going through some devastating personal issues, so hopefully, everything will be okay soon.
For the rest of the wideouts, two more went down during yesterday’s practice. JJ Arcega-Whiteside suffered what sounds like a lower-body injury after falling awkwardly during a catch. There’s been no word on the exact injury or if JJAW will miss time. First-round pick DeVonta Smith left practice after hurting his leg but, luckily, was able to return to practice and looked fine. After that injury, it might be best for the Eagles to give DeVonta a day or two to make sure everything is okay.
The final missing wideout was speedster Quez Watkins, who like Ward, was battling a non-COVID illness but has returned to practice also. Philly doesn’t have a good relationship with the injury bug, and it has struck the Eagles heavily to start the season.
In the trenches, Isaac Seumalo is week to week, and Brandon Brooks tweaked something during the first few days of practice and missed some time. On defense, Alex Singleton is currently on the COVID-19/Reserve list along with two of his teammates.
The good news for all of these injuries and issues is that nothing looks serious, but it will still be a tough blow for the team. Nick Sirianni and his staff need every possible second coaching up and installing a new offense with this group, and the more time people miss, the less prepared they will be for week one. Hopefully, these injuries aren’t a sign of what’s ahead, with injuries having done significant damage to the Eagles’ last several seasons.
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