Injury News: Eagles LT Andre Dillard headed to injured reserve
After undergoing surgery Tuesday morning to repair his fractured forearm, backup tackle Andre Dillard will be placed on injured reserve, according to an official team announcement from the Eagles.
Dillard is heading to the IR
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On Monday, it was reported that the fourth-year tackle would miss between four to six weeks of action with his recent injury. Now that he’s officially on IR, the tackle will be forced to miss the first four games of the 2022 season.
If Dillard manages to hit the recovery time frame of four to six weeks, he’ll be able to return to action in Week 5 when the team travels across the country to take on the Arizona Cardinals.
With Dillard’s placement on IR, the Eagles will have one open spot on their active roster. The team will likely look to their practice squad for offensive line reinforcements. Versatile swing tackle Le’Raven Clark is probably the most likely option to get called up.
Though the Eagles have one of the deepest offensive lines in the NFL, losing Dillard is still a tough blow.
The former first-round pick filled in for an injured Jordan Mailata from Week 3 to Week 6 last season. He managed to post his best Pro Football Focus grade to date during that time, earning a 69.6 mark by season’s end. On 250 pass blocking reps last season, Dillard allowed just one sack and one quarterback hit while recording a PFF pass blocking grade of 71.7.
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