Report: Jordan Davis has high-ankle sprain
The Philadelphia Eagles had a dominant win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, but did lose one thing in the game, first-round pick Jordan Davis, who left the game on a cart and did not return.
“He just got rolled up," Fletcher Cox said after the game. "It’s just one of those funny things where he got rolled up and somebody fell on him. The biggest thing for him is that I told him to stay positive. We’ll see how bad it is or whatever is going on. I’m not the doctor, but hopefully he can bounce back quickly.”
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Davis has a high-ankle sprain, which is generally a 4-6 week injury.
That time frame would keep him out for Thursday night's game in Houston, and possibly until the first week of December.
While losing Davis dosen't seem like a huge blow to the Eagles defense, he has been getting more snaps and is a big part of their short yardage defense.
"We have guys that can play in that position," Cox added. "We can move some guys around if we need to and that’s why [Eagles Defensive Line Coach Tracy Rocker] is really good at moving guys around in practice, during training camp, and even during the season. He puts guys into positions that they really haven’t played. You have to know what you’re doing no matter who is out there.”
Expect to see more of Marlon Tuipulotu as a run stuffing defensive tackle with Davis down.