Eagles Tight End Expected to Miss 8-10 Weeks with Fractured Bone in Back
Another tough blow to the Eagles’ depth. Earlier today, it was reported that tight end Tyree Jackson has a fractured bone in his back and will miss 8-10 weeks. Jackson’s injury, fortunately, does not require surgery but is still a brutal blow. The injury was sustained on Tuesday when Tyree made a leaping catch and landed on his back.
Tyree Jackson was brought in this season after changing positions from quarterback due to his imposing 6’7 stature. Throughout camp, Tyree was making a legitimate case to be Philly’s third-string tight end behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Following this injury, though, his chances don’t look great. Despite that, he still seems like a top candidate for the Eagles’ practice squad.
The Eagles have had another injury plagued training camp with the most notable being first round pick DeVonta Smith. However, it seems that DeVonta is back in pads, increasing his chances to be on the field in a preseason game. Fortunately, it looks like most of the injuries for the Eagles are minor and they are just taking the precautionary approach.
The Birds play tomorrow night at 7:30 in their second preseason game against the New England Patriots. From what it seems, the Eagles outplayed Bill Belichick’s Patriots this week during their joint practices. Hopefully this transitions into the game tomorrow night.
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