The Eagles, for the most part, were able to escape the preseason without dealing with any major injury issues. Despite that, there are still a number of players that are overcoming injuries with week one quickly approaching.

Only a couple of players suffered new injuries during the preseason that could put some of their regular season in jeopardy, while some others are still overcoming injuries from last year.


Here is a full injury update…


Nate Sudfeld

Nate Sudfeld suffered a broken wrist during the teams first preseason game. Sudfeld had to undergo surgery, but luckily for him, the injury was on his non-throwing arm.

The injury is expected to keep Sudfeld out for at least a few more weeks, with the end of September being a potential return date for him.

He has yet to return to the practice field, which isn’t much of a surprise, but the Eagles did bring in Josh McCown to serve as the backup QB to Carson Wentz. Sudfeld’s injury outlook is solid; he shouldn’t have much restriction when he returns to the field. The biggest question is where on the depth chart Sudfeld will fall once he does come back.

9/6 update: Nate Sudfeld has officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game. There has been no change in his status yet.

Corey Clement

Corey Clement was active for the teams third preseason game and didn’t look like he lost a step after suffering a knee injury last December. Clement wasn’t active for the fourth preseason game, but he, just like the majority of key players, were held out for rest purposes.

Clement has been aiming to be able to play in week one, and he is set to do so. Clement will be ready to go on September 8th against the Washington Redskins.

Alshon Jeffery

9/5: Alshon Jeffery was limited in practice due to a biceps injury. There is no word on his status for week one.

Update 9/6: Doug Pederson says Jeffery was limited after a collision in practice, but will be fine for Sunday’s game.

Update 9/6 (2): Alshon Jeffery was a full participant in practice and does not carry an injury designation heading into Sunday’s game. He will be good to go.

DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson suffered a broken ring finger on his left hand and the injured finger has been put in a splint. The injury could take a couple of weeks before it’s fully healed, but head coach Doug Pederson assured that Jackson will be active for week one.

It will be interesting to see if Jackson practices at all leading up to the game, with the team finally installing their gameplan. Regardless, Jackson will be on the field for kickoff, and that’s what matters most.

Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert was ruled week-to-week a couple weeks back due to a calf injury. Goedert hasn’t returned to the practice field since suffering the injury, but similar to Jackson, Pederson reiterated that Goedert would be good to go week one.

After suffering a slew of soft tissue injuries last season, the Eagles were likely just taking it easy on Goedert in an effort to not prolong the issue. Goedert had a monster offseason and the calf injury won’t inhibit him from continuing that come week one.

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers was placed on the Injured Reserve by the Eagles, ending his season.

Rodgers suffered a foot injury in practice and had to be carted off the field. This is the second year in a row Rodgers has suffered a significant injury with the Eagles, and this time around, it will cost him the whole year.

Brandon Brooks

Brandon Brooks is overcoming the final hurdles of the torn Achilles he suffered in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Saints in January.

Brooks was recently cleared for a bigger workload in practice, but he hasn’t been fully cleared yet to participate in all activities.

Brooks has been working very hard to be ready to go for week one, but there is still a chance he is held out for the opener. We may not know his status until later on in the week when the final injury report is posted.

Update 9/6: Brandon Brooks was a full participant in practice and miraculously doesn’t carry an injury designation heading into Sunday’s game. Just shy of 8 months post-Achilles tear, Brooks will be making his return.

Lane Johnson

Lane Johnson was deemed week-to-week at the same time as Goedert, with Johnson suffering a knee injury. It’s worth reminding that Johnson suffered a sprained MCL in the middle of last season, though this injury doesn’t seem to be related to that.

Pederson re-affirmed that Johnson would be good to go for week one, and nothing new has come out suggesting otherwise. Expect Johnson to be on the field against the Redskins.

Derek Barnett

Derek Barnett was still in the final stages of overcoming last years shoulder injury that ended his season, but he will be fine come week one.

Pederson directly pointed to Barnett as a player he’s excited about heading into the 2019 season and said Barnett is in line to start, which is a clear sign of how his health situation is playing out.

Barnett should be fully healthy for week one and is primed to have a breakout season.

Update 9/6: Barnett has been limited in practice all week, but Doug Pederson confirmed he isn’t worried about Barnett’s status. He is expected to be on the field for week 1.

Update 9/6 (2): Derek Barnett was a full participant in practice and will be active for Sunday’s game.

Fletcher Cox

Fletcher Cox suffered a foot injury late last season, and he is still overcoming the effects of it.

Cox has been working hard to get past the injury, but he missed a great deal of practice time this offseason, only participating in individual drills, and didn’t play a single snap in the preseason. There is still some doubts as to whether Cox will be ready to go week one, but one person does believe he will be active: Howie Roseman.

The Eagles kept just four defensive tackles, and Roseman directly pointed to his belief that Cox will play week one as reasoning for doing so. Pederson also echoed that statement a few days prior, saying he is optimistic on the outlook of Cox.

Update 9/5: Fletcher Cox was a full participant in practice. He will be active for week 1.

Nigel Bradham

Nigel Bradham suffered a toe injury in the playoffs against the Saints and had to undergo offseason surgery to fix it. Bradham eventually got into participating in 7-on-7s later in training camp, but he has yet to be cleared for full activity.

Similar to Cox, Peterson said he is optimistic about Bradham playing week one, and hopes to ramp up his participating in practice leading up to the game.

Bradham isn’t a lock to play week one, but the Eagles do feel good about his chances, which is a good sign.

Update 9/5: Bradham was a full participant in practice and will be active for week 1.

Update 9/6: Doug Pederson says Bradham will not face discipline after going AWOL during the teams fourth preseason game, and thus won’t be suspended for week 1.

Kamu Grugier-Hill

Kamu Grugger-Hill suffered a torn MCL early in training camp, but luckily he did not have to undergo surgery.

Grugier-Hill said his recovery is going well and likes where he’s at, but for some reason, he is still in a knee brace.

Typically for an MCL injury, a brace is only needed for a few days to stabilize the knee, before it is ditched and walking freely can begin. However, for Grugier-Hill, he is a few weeks removed from the injury and still has the brace on.

No new information has come out from the Eagles, and it could be nothing, but Grugier-Hill’s situation is worth paying some attention to.

Regardless, for a torn MCL, Grugier-Hill is expected to potentially return by the end of the month.

Ronald Darby

Peterson said he expects Ronald Darby to be ready to go week one, and the Eagles retaining just three other healthy cornerback’s on the roster is a clear sign he is ready to go.

Darby suffered a torn ACL last November, but his recovery, for the most part, has been smooth. Darby was held out of the preseason, but he has progressively been more involved in the practice, which is what you would expect for a guy overcoming an ACL and hoping to play week one.

Darby may be just a bit short of full health, but expect him to be a go for week one.

Update 9/5: Darby was a full participant in practice and will be good to go for week 1.

Jalen Mills

Jalen Mills was placed on the physically unable to perform list, which means he will miss at least the first 6 weeks of the season.

Mills suffered that mysterious foot injury last December, which at the time was thought to be a minor issue. However, it’s clear that wasn’t the case.

Mills was back to running and cutting late in July, but he didn’t practice at all in the preseason. No new updates have come out on the status of Mills other than him landing on the PUP list, but it’s reasonable to be pessimistic about his availability for the entire season.

Cre’Von LeBlanc

Cre’Von LeBlanc reportedly suffered a lisfranc injury on the first day of training camp. LeBlanc was forced to be in a walking boot and a roll-a-bout scooter, but now he is just in a walking boot.

LeBlanc could be out until November, which means he’s a candidate to land on the IR. The Eagles were forced to cut Orlando Scandrick in order to retain LeBlanc (if he was placed on IR before the roster was cut down to 53 players, he would have been out for the season), but Scandrick could be brought back by week 2.

Regardless of if LeBlanc ends up on IR or not, don’t expect to see him for at least another month, if not more.

Rodney McLeod

The best news to come out of Eagles camp is the status of Rodney McLeod. After suffering a torn ACL and MCL in week 3 last season, McLeod is at full health again, doing everything in practice.

McLeod made a goal of being active for week 3 of the preseason, and he was able to do just that.

On September 8th, the Eagles will finally be getting one of the leaders of their defense in McLeod back.

Eagles Injury Report- 9/4:

Did not practice:

Nate Sudfeld (wrist), Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), Jordan Mailata (back)

Limited participant:

Jason Kelce (rest), Derek Barnett (shoulder), Brandon Brooks (Achilles), Rudy Ford (Achilles)

Eagles Injury Report- 9/5:

Did not practice:

Nate Sudfeld (wrist), Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), Jordan Mailata (back)

Limited participant:

Derek Barnett (shoulder), Brandon Brooks (Achilles), Alshon Jeffery (biceps)

Full participant:

Rudy Ford (Achilles), Jason Kelce (not injury related)

Eagles Injury Report- 9/6:

OUT:

Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), Jordan Mailata (back), Nate Sudfeld (wrist)

FULL:

Derek Barnett (shoulder), Brandon Brooks (Achilles), Rudy Ford (Achilles), Alshon Jeffery (biceps), Jason Kelce (rest)


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