Training camp is underway for the Eagles, which means the team was finally able to give some health updates on a few players recovering from injury.

Last season, health was a serious topic of issue for the Eagles once training camp got started, with Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, and Brandon Graham, among others, still being hampered by previous injuries. This season, just CB Jalen Mills started training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.


Here’s a health update on some Eagles players still recovering from injuries.


Carson Wentz

8/8:

Carson Wentz did not play in the first preseason game. Wentz is completely healthy, and the majority of starting QB’s around the league did not play in week 1 of the preseason.

7/25:

Carson Wentz is virtually completely recovered from both his torn ACL & LCL in 2017 and his back injury in 2018. However, Wentz will still have some very minor limitations during training camp.

During the post-practice press conference, head coach Doug Pederson said Wentz is healthy and would be cleared for contact if a game were today, but he did say he wants to ease the workload on Wentz a bit to avoid fatiguing him.

Wentz was asked about his health and said he all-around feels good about where he’s at. Wentz confirmed he got a bit lighter this offseason and changed some of his health and nutrition habits, which he says has him feeling healthier than ever.

Wentz hopes to play in the first preseason game on August 8, but he says it’s ultimately up to the coaches.

Nate Sudfeld

8/9:

Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist in the first preseason game of the year (8/8). Sudfeld underwent surgery the following morning and is expected to miss six weeks, slating him for a week 3 return.

Miles Sanders

8/4 UPDATE:

Sanders is past both the foot and hamstring injury and continues to impress during camp. It is looking like that he will overtake the starting running back role at some point this season.

8/1 UPDATE:

Sanders suffered yet another injury, this time a foot injury, in practice. The team evaluated him and believes he will be fine.

7/25:

Miles Sanders was held out of team activities back in June due to a hamstring injury, but he was a full-go during practice today.

Doug Pederson said Sanders will progressively be worked into the offense. That’s not due to any questions regarding his health, but instead making sure he is caught up to speed with the knowledge he needs for the offense.

Corey Clement

8/1 UPDATE:

Clement participated in 7-on-7s in practice, a sign that he is closer to being 100%. Clement hopes to be fully cleared by the end of next week. Along with that, Clement says he did NOT suffer a torn ACL last December, contrary to other reports.

7/25:

Corey Clement is finishing off his recovery from the knee injury he suffered last December in Dallas. There has yet to be any official word on the exact injury Clement suffered, but he is making good progress nonetheless.

Clement has looked good in workouts over the offseason and is running at full speed, but he did not participate with the team in practice today. He instead worked on the side of the field with the trainers as he aims to get back to full participation.

Clement should be a lock to make the team, but how quickly he gets back on the field at a full level will play a part in the final decision on that. Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, and Boston Scott all have a shot to make the roster if Clement struggles in his recovery, and the longer Clement isn’t at full health, the more likely it becomes that there is true competition for the final running back spot on the depth chart.

Boston Scott

8/5:

Boston Scott popped up on the injury report for the first time this summer with an ankle injury.

Scott is listed as day-to-day.

Mack Hollins

8/8 UPDATE:

Mack Hollins was inactive for week one of the preseason.

8/3:

Mack Hollins suffered a hip injury but has been practicing in a limited capacity.

Hollins is listed as day-to-day.

Shelton Gibson

8/5 UPDATE:

The Eagles did not update Gibson’s status in their injury report, and say they are still evaluating him.

8/4:

Shelton Gibson walked off the field under his own after suffering a foot injury in practice.

Gibson went inside for further evaluation and the team has not released an update on his status.

Gibson has struggled a bit in camp, and his tenure as an Eagle is at risk of being over.

Richard Rodgers

8/3:

Richard Rodgers missed practice due to a foot injury, and the Eagles signed Alex Ellis in the wake of it.

Rodgers is listed as day-to-day.

Brandon Brooks

7/25:

Brandon Brooks’ status as one of the biggest shockers for the day. Brooks, who is just six months removed from a torn Achilles suffered back in the divisional round of the playoffs in January, was active for practice and was not placed on the PUP list.

However, Brooks did not participate during team drills, and he instead worked on the side of the field with some trainers.

Brooks is hopeful that he will be ready in time for week one of the regular season on September 8, but he said if he isn’t ready then, he says he will definitely return sometime within the first few weeks of the season.

There are still some ways to go, but it’s clear Brooks is crushing his recovery from one of the toughest injuries an athlete can suffer.

Fletcher Cox

7/25:

Fletcher Cox is still progressing in his recovery from the foot injury he suffered against the Saints in the playoffs last season.

Today at practice, Cox was part of the group that was held out of team activities, and instead worked on the side with trainers.

There isn’t much concern regarding Cox and his availability for week one, and the Eagles will be able to depend upon him once they need him back on the field.

Hassan Ridgeway

8/8:

Hassan Ridgeway suffered a head injury in the first preseason game, but the team did not update his status. More should come out once the team returns to practice.

Derek Barnett

7/25:

Similarly to Brandon Brooks, Derek Barnett was also not placed on the PUP list and was active for practice, but did not participate in team drills. He also worked on the side with trainers throughout the day.

Barnett is still recovering from the torn rotator cuff he suffered early on last season and should be good to go once the season gets underway on September 8.

It will be important for Barnett to get work in with the team during training camp, with the defense leaning on him to have a breakout season. The Eagles would like to see him return to full participation sooner rather than later.

Joe Ostman

8/6 UPDATE:

Joe Ostman has been placed on IR and will undergo season-ending surgery after suffering a torn ACL.

8/5 UPDATE:

In the team’s injury report, there was not an update on Ostman’s status and the team is still evaluating the severity of his injury.

8/4:

Joe Ostman was carted off the field with what looked to be a knee injury in practice.

There is no immediate word yet on the injury or severity.

Ostman is a 53-man roster hopeful and has been having a great camp to this point.

Daeshon Hall

8/8:

Daeshon Hall suffered a shoulder injury in week one of the preseason, but he returned to action shortly after. Hall will be fine, and actually boosted his chances in the game after a very strong performance.

Kamu Grugier-Hill

8/4 UPDATE:

Kamu Grugier-Hill is listed as out for multiple weeks by the team. Jim Schwartz confirmed that Grugier-Hill will return at some point this season, and Grugier-Hill is confident he will return sooner rather than later.

8/3:

Kamu Grugier-Hill suffered a complete tear of his MCL. This injury will not require surgery, barring other damage in the knee.

Grugier-Hill is unlikely to be placed on the IR and could return in the latter part of September.

Nigel Bradham

7/25:

Add Nigel Bradham to the club who was limited to participating on the side of the field during practice.

Bradham revealed that he tore ligaments in his big toe against the Saints in the playoffs, which required surgery, and he is not at full health yet.

Bradham said he does not know when he will be back in full action, but the fact that he wasn’t placed on the PUP list is encouraging.

His status is worth monitoring throughout camp, though, as he is one of the most trusted players at the linebacker position.

Paul Worrilow

8/3 UPDATE:

Paul Worrilow is week-to-week while he continues to recover from the knee injury. Worrilow is likely to miss the first few games of the season, but he is at risk of being cut.

8/1:

Paul Worrilow suffered a setback in his recovery from last years torn ACL, and has been restricted from the last few practices.

Doug Pederson says Worrilow is rehabbing more and there is no timetable for his recovery.

Cre’Von LeBlanc

8/3 UPDATE:

Cre’Von LeBlanc will miss “multiple weeks” according to the team.

8/1:

Cre’Von LeBlanc went down with a sprained foot last week, and is week-to-week before he returns.

LeBlanc will not require surgery and the goal is to have him back on the field for week 1.

The team signed Orlando Scandrick as insurance.

Ronald Darby

7/25:

Despite a report that Ronald Darby would start training camp on the PUP list, Darby was active and in fact not placed on that list.

Darby is continuing to recover from the torn ACL he suffered in November of last season, and he is close towards being ready to become a full participant.

For the first day of camp, though, Darby was limited to just working with trainers on the side.

It seems more likely than not that Darby is ready to go for week one, but ACL injuries can be tricky in the final stage of recovery, so it will be worth keeping an eye on.

In the meantime, Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas continue to hold their own as the starting cornerback’s on the outside.

Jalen Mills

7/25:

As mentioned before, Jalen Mills was placed on the PUP list, so he will not be taking the field for the beginning portion of training camp. Mills is eligible to be activated off the list one he is ready, but it is unclear when that time could be.

Mills himself said he isn’t entirely sure when he will be ready to get back to being on the field, but he is continuing to work on his recovery.

In recent workouts, Mills seems to have made a clear leap in his recovery and was looking very mobile on the injured foot, but it obviously wasn’t enough for the team to feel comfortable to at least let him be a limited participant.

Mills looks to be the player with the most doubt of being ready for the season-opener against the Washington Redskins.

Rodney McLeod

8/3 UPDATE:

Rodney McLeod participated in 11-on-11s for the first time this summer. McLeod is aiming to play in week 3 of the preseason. He will be good to go for the start of the regular season.

7/25:

Rodney McLeod is on the doorstep of being cleared after suffering a torn ACL in week 3 of last season. However, he was limited to participating on the side with trainers during the first day of camp.

McLeod is 10 months removed from the knee injury, which means he theoretically could play, but the Eagles are likely just taking it easy on him, with the regular season still more than a month away.

McLeod will likely stay limited for the time being, but he will be good to go once the regular season starts.

Blake Countess

8/8:

53-man-roster-hopeful Blake Countess limped off the field after suffering a foot injury in week one of the preseason. The Eagles did not update his status, but a lingering injury would significantly diminish his roster hopes.


Be sure to keep an eye on the players listed above, as injury statuses can change very quickly. However, the Eagles are in a very good spot health-wise as preparations get into full swing for the 2019 season.

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