Two More Players Will ‘Miss Some Time’ for Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles safety Rudy Ford and linebacker T.J. Edwards are unlikely to make a return in the near future with hamstring injuries that forced them from Sunday nights win over the 49ers.
"Both of those guys, obviously injured in the game yesterday. It appears right now that they are going to miss some time," said Eagles head coach Philadelphia Eagles. "Not sure actually the length of time but there is a chance they miss."
Losing Ford and Edwards is a blow to the Eagles special team, with Ford being one of the top special teams performers on the team. Edwards was having a solid game in San Francisco on Sunday, making a pair of nice tackles against the run, before leaving with the injury.
With Edwards out, we could see more of Alex Singleton, who made a couple of tackles and had an interception return for a touchdown.
Meanwhile, right tackle Lane Johnson, who left Sunday's game and then returned later in the game, will likely be dealing with his sore ankle for the rest of the season according to Pederson on Monday.
"Listen, it's going to linger," admitted Pederson. "We're to that point where everybody's body is sore and the injuries that we have, they are going to continue. You're not going to get 100 percent healthy, there's no way. We just don't have time to get everybody 100 percent. It's just the nature of the game. He's a tough kid. He plays through it, and he's going to have to continue to play through it the rest of the year."
With Johnson's status up-in-the-air each week, rookie Jack Driscoll came in and did a nice job, and should be ready to play weekly.
"I don't have that ankle injury or that type of injury, but it takes time to kind of loosen up and get warm," explained Pederson. "There were just a couple plays early in the game where it didn't feel right to him, so we wanted to make sure and get it loose and keep it loose, and he eventually came back and played well in the second half."