Washington Football Team dealing with several key injuries ahead of matchup against Eagles
Alongside a heartbreaking loss to the Dallas Cowboys earlier this evening, the Washington Football Team suffered several critical injuries affecting Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Numerous starters, including quarterback Taylor Heinicke, receiver Terry McLaurin, and center Tyler Larsen all exited the game early.
Alongside those injuries, Casey Toohill, Montez Sweat, Logan Thomas, and Chase Young have recently sustained injuries or missed time due to COVID-19. Larsen is likely out next week, being carted off with an Achilles injury, while McLaurin suffered a concussion. Heinicke is expected to be good for Sunday, so don’t expect Kyle Allen to play against the Eagles.
None of the other four players will be available for next week’s game either. In total, Washington is missing key starters on both sides of the football with no help on the way. Meanwhile, the Eagles are expected to get everyone back who missed time over the last few weeks. Jason Kelce, Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, and Jordan Howard are all expected to be available, while Brandon Brooks could return from the injured reserve list.
This is the perfect time for the Eagles to regain footing in a Wild Card battle and control their destiny in a crucial fight for playoff positioning. It’s possible several of Washington’s injuries above could linger into their next game just a few weeks later. With four games left and all against divisional opponents, a win is vital every week if the Eagles want a playoff berth.
Being at home with a week of rest, it’s hard to imagine this group will fold as they did against the Giants a few weeks ago. Washington’s backbone is their defense, and if they’re dealing with injuries, Nick Sirianni will likely wear them down in the running game. As the week progresses, we will get a better idea of who will play for both teams through the daily injury reports.
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