Nick Sirianni provides update on Brandon Brooks and other Eagles ahead of Sunday’s game against Washington
Although Washington has lost a significant part of their team to COVID-19, the Philadelphia Eagles are trending upwards. This morning, Nick Sirianni gave updates on the Eagles’ injured players ahead of their game this Sunday. Both Jalen Hurts and Jordan Howard missed their previous game against the Jets, while Miles Sanders and Jason Kelce exited early.
According to Sirianni, all four are looking good for this week’s game, but there is no word on their availability just yet. One key point is that Gardner Minshew is still splitting snaps with Jalen Hurts as they did during their preparation for New York. Jay Glazer said Hurts suffered an ankle sprain, and the timetable was roughly a month. Hurts taking the field Sunday would put him a week ahead of the original timetable.
Likely, they are just having Minshew ready in case of emergency, but there has been no indication Hurts won’t play outside of Sirianni’s comment. The other three were expected to be okay ahead of the bye week, and we should have a better indication as the week progresses.
The bad news is there is still yet to have an update on Brandon Brooks, and won’t return from the injured reserve this week, it appears. With every passing week, it seems like Brooks has played his last snaps with the Eagles as injuries continue to pile up. Outside of a handful of games earlier this season, he will have missed nearly two consecutive seasons.
Brooks has been dealing with a pectoral injury suffered in week two against the 49ers. Since then, Jack Driscoll and Nate Herbig have filled in at right guard and have done a tremendous job. It has been a brutal stretch for the veteran guard after tearing both of his Achilles during his tenure in Philadelphia.
Howie Roseman attempted to trade Brooks this past offseason, but no deal was completed. With the rise of Herbig and Driscoll, it’s likely a change could occur following this season. Luckily with the bye week giving everyone rest, the injury list should be limited. The Eagles will need all the help they can get before facing Washington in a pivotal battle for playoff positioning.
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