Eagles Injury Report: Timmy Jernigan Hints at Week 16 Return

Timmy Jernigan #93, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Timmy Jernigan #93, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan looks to return once again this week against the Houston Texans.

Timmy Jernigan’s second year with the Philadelphia Eagles hasn’t been all that promising. After suffering a significant setback at the beginning of the offseason, the veteran defensive tackle had to undergo surgery, which kept Jernigan out for more than half of the season. Finally, Jernigan returned a few weeks ago, but he ultimately contributed nothing upon coming back.

It didn’t take long for Jernigan to miss more time this season. Many have speculated that Jernigan probably played his final snap of the season a couple of weeks ago, but he won’t be going out that easy. It looks like the Eagles are going to give Timmy another shot. After being listed as questionable all week long since he continues to suffer setbacks with his back, Jernigan has indicated that he is ready to play on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Jernigan shows social media that he’s ready

The final injury report before Sunday’s game has yet to be released, but Jernigan could hardly wait to let Eagles fans know that he’s ready to go. Jernigan decided to upload a picture of his locker, which is set up with his game day gear and his uniform, further indicating that he will play in Sunday’s do-or-die matchup against the Texans.

The Eagles have been alright without Jernigan, but we would lying if we said the team didn’t miss his presence. Let’s face it; the Eagles defensive line hasn’t been as dominant this season. Granted, they are without a couple of other players aside from Jernigan, but it’s been evident that their run defense has taken a bit of a hit without Jernigan in the mix.

Hopefully, his back holds up on Sunday. Injuries have been the story of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles, and it’s always tough to see them occur on game day. Jernigan has already left the field with an injury once this season, so here’s to hoping that it doesn’t happen again. And who knows, maybe Jernigan will have a big return. After all, he has to prove something to the Eagles front office this season before he ends up becoming a cap casualty over the offseason.