17 players named on Eagles’ injury report ahead of joint practice with Patriots
Although the Eagles are conducting their first joint practice with the New England Patriots today, numerous players are not available to participate. According to today’s injury list, 17 Eagles are either limited or out currently. Some of the limited Eagles include DeVonta Smith, Isaac Seumalo, and K’Von Wallace.
DeVonta is the most notable, suffering an MCL sprain a few weeks back. Smith was in pads catching passes ahead of practice, so there’s a good chance he could make his preseason debut in the coming weeks. Alongside DeVonta is Isaac Seumalo, who has also been battling a hamstring problem since the start of camp. Sua Opeta has been getting first-team reps in his absence.
The other limited Eagles include Genard Avery, Grayland Arnold, Le’Raven Clark, Jason Croom, John Hightower, and K’Von Wallace. The four Eagles that’re day-to-day include Jason Huntley, Ryan Kerrigan, Joe Ostman, and Craig James. Ryan Kerrigan is out after getting thumb surgery, with Ostman battling a concussion.
Andre Dillard, Kerryon Johnson, JaCoby Stevens, Davion Taylor, and Casey Tucker round out the list, being named week-to-week. Most of the week-to-week guys were already known, but Kerryon is a new addition to the group with a knee injury. Johnson played against Pittsburgh, so it’s uncertain when the injury was sustained.
Philly has had a consistently long injury list throughout training camp, and the fact that it continues to grow is a troubling sign. Hopefully, most of those are precautionary, with the Eagles having battled significant injury problems for the last several years. Philadelphia returns to action this Thursday, playing the Patriots at home.
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