Kendricks Gives Eagles a Scare
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles are pretty healthy as they kicked off preparations for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Middle linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was the only player on the 53-man roster who was not practicing Wednesday as the Eagles went inside the bubble due to the light dusting of snow that covered the South Philadelphia area in the morning.
The veteran has been fighting through a hamstring injury and also missed practice last Tuesday but was a full participant by two days later and played against the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round despite being listed as questionable.
The guess here is that the Eagles are just being cautious with Ellerbe, who was at the padded session observing without a helmet.
Philadelphia did get a bit of a scare in the individual period, however, as linebackers coach Ken Flajole put his students through the paces.
The Vikings generally don't turn the ball over much so Flajole had the linebackers really ripping out the football in strip drills and Mychal Kendricks put the hammer down on one rip, injuring either his forearm or hand.
Kendricks did stay through the portion of practice open to the media and was never added to the injury report.
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