Philadelphia Eagles’ linebacker Nigel Bradham has apparently been rehabbing a mystery injury, according to head coach, Doug Pederson.
Every year it seems as though the Philadelphia Eagles have some sort of mystery injury on their hands. Not that it’s a mystery to the organization, but it comes off as a bit of a surprise when the public finds out. Last year, there were a few. Guys like Timmy Jernigan, Derek Barnett, and Mack Hollins all had some sort of unexpected setback during the offseason, and there were minimal updates regarding their status throughout the course of the offseason.
This year, the situation will be quite similar. Except this time around, the Eagles don’t have a handful of guys who are recovering from a very long season. As of right now, three starters are currently rehabbing at the start of OTAs. The obvious ones are Fletcher Cox, who says he expected to be ready by training camp.
Then, there’s Brandon Brooks who could take a little bit longer to get back to fully healthy. Although Brooks set a goal to be ready by week one, his estimated return was quite an optimistic one. He could miss some of the 2019 regular season. As for the third starter, Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson revealed that their veteran linebacker Nigel Bradham has also been rehabbing through an injury. While the first two mentioned were public knowledge, the Bradham news came as a bit of a shock.
Doug Pederson offers up a little bit of information
On Tuesday, Pederson revealed that Bradham would miss time from OTAs as he’s rehabbing an injury. Although he mentioned that there is an injury, the head coach would not go into specific details. What’s the damage? Did it require surgery? How much time will he miss? A lot of unknowns as of right now. But what we do know for sure is that Bradham’s got something going on.
Are we shocked that Pederson is being a bit secretive about Bradham’s absence? Not in the slightest. As we’ve learned over the past year, Pederson is not going to be easygoing when it comes to revealing information regarding player injuries. Specific injuries will be labeled as ‘upper-body’ or ‘lower body’ and timetables will become ‘progressing’ or something along the lines of ‘still a bit of time left to go.’ It can be frustrating at times, but it’s the Pederson way.