Philadelphia Eagles’ shut finish Zach Ertz is predicted to be out for 3 to 4 weeks resulting from an ankle harm, sources Chris Mortensen of ESPN mentioned on Monday.
A supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Ertz had a excessive sprain on his ankle.
Sources informed Mortensen that with a knee harm, the Eagles are anticipated to run again for Thursday’s recreation in opposition to the New York Giants even with out Miles Sanders.
Each gamers have been injured between 30 and 28 in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Ertz tried to renew the sport after initially injuring his ankle and taping it up, however moved up one monitor within the fourth quarter and could not end it. Sanders was injured on his 74-yard run within the third quarter when he was attacked from behind by DeShon Elliott. He left the sport and didn’t return.
Throughout his media availability on Monday, coach Doug Pederson mentioned he had not obtained any details about Ertz or Sanders, however he expects extra info later that day.
The Eagles ought to have reinforcements quickly. Broadband receivers Alshon Jeffery (Lisfranc) and DeSean Jackson (thigh) have practiced in restricted capability previously few weeks. Pederson mentioned he was “optimistic” about their availability. Based on Schefter, Jackson is predicted to play in opposition to the Giants on Thursday.
Proper-wing assault Lane Johnson continues to grapple with an ankle drawback and blow his standing up. His substitute Sunday, rookie Jack Driscoll, left the Ravens recreation with an ankle harm of his personal, including to the uncertainty surrounding the Eagles’ offensive line. Middle Jason Kelce was the one member of the unique offensive line to play on Sunday.
Proper guard Matt Pryor missed the sport after being placed on the reserve / COVID-19 record after being in shut contact with somebody who examined optimistic. The Eagles are hoping he will likely be out there for the Giants recreation, though the brief week will make it tough to provide him sufficient apply reps to get began, Pederson mentioned. Jamon Brown and Sua Opeta are two of the perfect choices to exchange him.
Solely two members of the Eagles’ unique beginning offensive, Carson Wentz and Kelce, have been on the sector to finish Sunday’s recreation.
Ertz, a professional bowler for every of the previous three seasons, has 24 catches for 178 yards and a landing in 2020.
Sanders leads the Eagles with 434 speeding yards to 71 carries with three speeding touchdowns.
Pederson mentioned the Eagles would possible use a working back-by-committee method if Sanders wasn’t out there to play.