Eagles injury report: Fletcher Cox expected to miss multiple weeks?
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox could miss up to three weeks.
As if the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t have enough problems on the defensive side of the ball. Rumors are flying around the teams practice facility that defensive tackle Fletcher Cox could miss up to two-to-three games with a calf injury that he suffered in last week’s game.
When Cox limped off the field last Sunday, his injury didn’t seem to be too significant. Although he never returned to the field, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told the media on Monday that his injury would be day-to-day. Unfortunately for Cox and the defense, that may not be the case.
Les Bowen of Philly.com reported that Cox is still walking around the Novacare Complex with a limp and a compression sleeve on his right leg. After a day of missing practice, Cox refused to make any statements to the media about his injury. His teammates were the ones who made it clear that Cox is likely to miss multiple weeks.
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There is no denying that the absence of Cox on the defensive line will be a factor against the Los Angeles Chargers. He currently has two sacks on the season. That is the second most on the team behind defensive end Brandon Graham. He’s also has a forced fumble, and no one will ever forget his scoop and score that decided the game in week one against the Washington Redskins.
Although the Eagles have very good depth at defensive line, Cox may be irreplaceable. That doesn’t mean the Eagles are doomed in the pressure game, though. Cox’s partner in crime, Timmy Jernigan has been a force to be reckoned with.
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Also, veteran defensive tackle Beau Allen has been very reliable in the past. Lets also not forget the talent the Eagles have at defensive end. They may be missing their highest paid player, but that won’t stop that stacked defensive line from eating on Sunday.