Eagles’ Cam Jurgens could miss ‘several weeks’ with foot sprain
The Philadelphia Eagles have already been dealing with the injury bug on the defensive side of the ball and now have to deal with a key injury on the offensive side of the ball.
Starting right guard Cam Jurgens had to leave Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders with a foot injury and will miss several weeks with a sprained foot.
I would say Cam's going to be week-to-week," Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said on Monday.
With Jurgens out, veteran Sua Opeta replaced him and played well, not allowing a quarterback pressure in 23 pass-blocking snaps in Week 4.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said he will take over the starting spot while Jurgens is out.
"Sua would be that next man up, and I thought he played outstanding yesterday. I mean, outstanding," Sirianni stated. "I think we all felt that in the game, and you watch it on tape, and you verify that and confirm that."
Opeta was an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Utah State and has appeared in 29 games, starting four.
Jurgens, a 2022 second-round pick, is replacing Isaac Seumalo, who signed with Pittsburgh in the offseason. Remember he is also the team's backup at the center position to Kason Kelce, so the team will need to find another option there is Kelce were to get hurt.