Dallas Goedert suffers hairline fracture in thumb
On Friday, NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reported that Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in one of his thumbs during practice this week. Pelissero adds that the injury isn't believed to be significant, and Goedert could return to practice as early as next week.
Goedert appeared in 15 games last season, totaling 58 receptions on 87 targets for 607 yards and five touchdowns. In the critical late-season matchup against the Cowboys, the 25-year-old registered career highs in receptions (9) and yards (91). He also added a touchdown in the divisional win.
Teaming with All-Pro Zach Ertz, Goedert represents half of the most dynamic tight end tandem in the NFL. To maximize their embarrassment of riches last season, the Eagles deployed "12" personnel 55.5 percent of the time -- a percentage that figures to increase in 2020.
With Goedert on the mend, it is worth noting that Ertz missed Friday's practice with an upper body injury, and is listed as day-to-day. Wide receivers Deontay Burnett (illness) and Jalen Reagor (illness), cornerback Rasul Douglas (illness), defensive end Shareef Miller (illness), and safety Marcus Epps (lower body) were also held out of practice.