Eagles’ Injury Updates heading into 2020 season
Injuries perennially have a major impact on the success of NFL teams. This year, the possibility of players contracting coronavirus is an added concern as it relates to the health and safety of players. No matter how much talent a team may possess, they do need to have injury luck to ensure that personnel talent translates into wins.
As Eagles’ fans know, the team was ravaged by injuries at a multitude of positions, namely wide receiver, in 2019. Below is a summary of the relevant injuries for the Birds heading into 2020.
Starting quarterback Carson Wentz is currently listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury. While it seems alarming that the most important player for the Eagles’ offense has sat out the last two practices, head coach Doug Pederson stated the ailment was “nothing major” and noted that this timing was actually fortunate so Wentz has a further opportunity to rest before the season opener. Nate Sudfeld and Jalen Hurts split first team reps while Wentz was sidelined.
Once again, this position is an area of injury concern for the Eagles heading into the season. Many fans were excited about the Eagles draft selection Jalen Reagor, but he is currently listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury. With Alshon Jeffrey on the injury reserve, the Eagles may have to turn to sophomore J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and rookie John Hightower along with Jackson on the outside.
Two projected starters, Brandon Brooks and Andre Dillard, are currently both out with injuries. In Dillard’s case, the news is bleak as he suffered a season-ending bicep injury. All-pro right tackle Lane Johnson is also currently day-to-day with a lower-body injury, but it’s hopeful that he will start the season. Pederson has plans to utilize verteran Jason Peters to shore up the offensive line as he is dynamic enough to fill in at multiple positions.
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