Dr. David Chao discusses Dallas Goedert and Jalen Hurts injuries
A pair of Eagles have suffered some pretty important injuries as the team reaches their bye, and a third is likely to be lost for a good chunk of the season.
Tight end Dallas Goedert suffered a fractured forearm in the teams win over Dallas and will likely miss multiple weeks. The teams tight end has had a solid season, catching 38 passes for 410 yards and two touchdowns this season, he will be replaced in the lineup by Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra and perhaps Albert Okwuegbunam, who the team traded for during training camp.
"There are different ways that you can supplement not having Dallas," said Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni on Monday. "It doesn't just fall on Jack [Stoll], Grant [Calcaterra], Albert [Okwuegbunam]. It just doesn't fall on those three guys, right. You can supplement it sometimes with different personnel groupings as well. We feel like we have some good options."
One other possibility is more sets with veteran wide receiver Julio Jones, who could be a red zone threat.
We all know quarterback Jalen Hurts has been dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee, he tweaked his injury in the game on Sunday, but was able to continue and completed 17-of-23 attempts for 207 yards and two touchdowns, adding ten rushes for 36 yards and a touchdown.
I got the chance to discuss both injuries with medical expert Dr. David Chao (@ProFootballDoc), host of the 'Sports Injury Central Podcast' on Bleav to discuss the injuries to Jalen Hurts and Dallas Goedert.
Linebacker Nakobe Dean also will miss time with a Lisfranc sprain and is expected to be placed on IR for the second time this season with the foot injury. Veteran Nick Morrow will take his place in the Eagles defensive huddle.
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