Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement is still healing up, but he should be back by the start of the regular season.
Last season, injuries were coming from left and right for the Philadelphia Eagles. There wasn’t a single point during last season where you could say the Eagles are even remotely healthy. All over, both sides of the ball, each position all had injuries occur, which really set the Eagles back on their quest to defend their title as Super Bowl Champions.
Although the Birds shockingly made it to the playoffs after their rough start to the year, they ultimately ended up losing in the divisional round. Seeing the number of injuries they dealt with from the beginning of the year, up until the postseason, it’s crazy to know they were able to fight their way back into the playoffs. However, knowing they were able to do that with so many injuries really loads up the confidence factor of this upcoming season.
If the Eagles can stay healthy in 2019, they will undoubtedly be a top-tier team within the NFC. Hoping for a healthy year could be asking for a lot though. At least as the offseason continues to fly by, we continue to get good news regarding health within the team.
On Monday, Carson Wentz confirmed he’s still healing from his back injury, but he should be good to go by OTAs. And now, we’ve got an update from Eagles’ running back Corey Clement and his knee injury, which he suffered late last year. Many speculated it was an ACL tear, but according to Clement himself, that wasn’t the case.
Corey Clement expects to be ready by Week One
Last season, Clement was just one of many Eagles to go down with a lower-body injury. Unfortunately, he was the second running back to get ruled out for the year, while being the third running back to suffer an injury. Although the Eagles wouldn’t confirm Clement’s injury as anything more than a ‘lower-body’ injury, many speculated he had an ACL tear.
On Monday, Clement joined 97.3 ESPN’s Geoff Mosher and NFL Insider Adam Caplan for a sit-down interview, where he revealed that his injury was not an ACL tear. And although there’s speculation that Clement won’t be back by the start of the year, he shot those rumors down. “It wasn’t an ACL. None of that. I’m hitting the ground running. You can expect Corey to be out there Game 1.” It will be a big year for Clement, who struggled to lead the committee while having a Sophomore slump. Maybe with more star-power in the backfield, Clement will get back on track.