The Philadelphia Eagles lost more than just the game on Sunday, as Sidney Jones and Jordan Hicks went down with injuries.
Injuries have been the major story for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. It’s unfortunate, but it feels like there hasn’t been any way for the Eagles to stay healthy. I could rattle off all of the names of key players that are injured, but we will be here all day. It’s very concerning, to say the least. Maybe the Eagles need to double-check the guys on their medical staff to make sure they are doing everything that they can to avoid injuries.
Clearly, this isn’t normal. Headed into Week 11’s matchup, the Eagles were already thin on the defensive side of the ball. They were without two of their starting cornerback’s on the outside, and also missing one of their safeties. Luckily, they got Sidney Jones back after he was dealing with hamstring issues, but that didn’t last very long.
Who is dealing with injuries now?
Already, Sidney Jones is expected to miss even more time in 2018. At this point, it’s just getting ridiculous. Jones only managed to play for one half of a game in his rookie season. Now, he continues to miss a significant amount of time during his Sophomore season as well.
When Jones left week six with a hamstring injury, he didn’t return until Sunday’s game against the Saints. And even though he was healthy then, he’s back to being week-to-week as we are now two weeks into the second half of the season. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson won’t put an official timeframe on Jones’ injury, but he’s already going to be doubtful for Week 13.
As far as middle linebacker Jordan Hicks goes, he’s expected to miss time as well. It’s unfortunate, but also surprising that he went this long without an injury in 2018. After going down with a calf injury later on in the game on Sunday, Hicks is also considered to be week-to-week moving forward with a high chance of missing Week 13.
There were a few other injuries as well, but they don’t seem as severe. The center Jason Kelce, and cornerback’s Rasul Douglas and Avonte Maddox all suffered different injuries, but they are going forward as day-to-day. Will they play next week? It’s too early to tell. But since their injuries seem to be minor, we can assume that they will be fine moving forward.