Eagles Injury Report: Seven Players Ruled Out For Sunday
On Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles released their Injury Report which lists seven players OUT for Sunday's matchup with the Baltimore Ravens along with one starter labelled Questionable
Lane Johnson did not practice at all this week as he continues to have lingering issues with his Ankle only 2 months removed from undergoing a procedure to stabilize that ankle to play this season. Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson addressed the situation at Right Tackle during his media call on Friday:
Lane (Johnson) is working through his injury this week. As you know he hasn't practiced at all. We have Jack (Driscoll) ready to go if that's the case. Jack has done a nice job, and listen, he's played all the way back to week one. He's got a lot of time on task. This guy, he's all about business, and that's what you like about Jack Driscoll as a young player. Another opportunity for him to get better this week.
Despite being a Limited Participant at practice this week, Alshon Jeffery will not play again this Sunday even though he has been on the active 53-man roster all six weeks of the regular season. Doug Pederson addressed why the Eagles decided to have Jeffery on the 53-man roster despite uncertainty about his availability:
When you don't put a guy like Alshon (Jeffery) on PUP --- we hopefully anticipated him coming back within the six weeks, and it has taken a little bit longer, but again, you guys know that I want to make sure that he's 100 percent. He's just now getting back into practice, right? He's done some individual work and now he's into practice. I mean, listen, I think medically Alshon's case, our case, we were hopeful that within the six weeks he would have been back. I can't second-guess the decision, obviously, but he is getting close, and we're excited about that.
The Eagles ruled out Matt Pryor, who was starting at Right Guard, with "Illness" which makes him one of several players in the last couple weeks the team has ruled out of practices and games because of unspecified health issues. Doug Pederson was asked about this mysterious "Illness" on Friday:
Listen, part of the protocol, and legally I'm bound not to get into a lot of protocols with you guys. I can't announce a lot of things publicly, but we've got to take everything into precaution, whether a guy has an upset stomach or he's got a headache or he's got whatever it could be, it doesn't even have to be COVID related. We have to take everything seriously, and we've got to protect the entire team and the organization. We're making sure that in this case that -- we want to make sure that everybody is healthy. We're testing daily, which is part of the protocol. So far we have been clean and clear. At the same time we've got to take precautions to make sure that if something does happen that we're prepared, we're ready, and we've got to stick to the guidelines, the protocols that have been in place. The guys have been doing a great job there, and so we continue to roll.
We know that this is going to happen. It's going to happen -- you're seeing it around the league, right, it's happening again today. We're just taking every precaution to make sure everybody is healthy.