On Monday, Philadelphia Eagles third-year wideout Mack Hollins left practice with a mysterious injury.
The big news coming out of the Nova Care Complex on Monday was once again about a frequent visitor to the trainer’s room. Philadelphia Eagles third-year wide receiver Mack Hollins has suffered his fair share of injuries throughout the first two years of his career. And at this point, his main goal is to just stay healthy. So far, that’s been a bit of a struggle.
On Monday, the Eagles returned from a one-day break after practicing for three straight days. Some guys got a lighter workload than others due to the fact that they are still nursing injuries from last year. While Hollins is a guy who missed all of last season, he was a full participant beginning at training camp last Thursday.
That changed on Monday though, as Hollins disappeared from the field after the teams’ pre-practice warmups. Immediately, everybody came to the conclusion that Hollins wasn’t going to practice, and it was most likely due to an injury. Later on, Hollins returned to the field, but this time he wasn’t suited up. Instead, he was in his street clothes and rocking a ball cap.
Speculation started pouring in. Knowing that Hollins has missed a significant of time due to not one, but two injuries over the last year had everybody worried that he might’ve re-aggravated one of his previous injuries. Following Monday’s practice, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson described the injury as a ‘lower-body’ issue, but also made it clear it wasn’t related to the others.
What’s going on today?
When approached after practice, Mack Hollins didn’t seem too bothered about having to leave practice early. That alone gave off positive signs for Hollins’ summer moving forward. Less than 24 hours later, Hollins is back on the practice field on Tuesday. It’s unclear if his role in training camp will be limited for the time being, but being suited up and present for practice is a positive.
At this point, Hollins doesn’t have too much wiggle room for mistakes. While it seems doubtful the Eagles could consider cutting the young former-fourth rounder prematurely due to injuries, his early issues on surely aren’t helping him win a new contract for after next season. The 2019 offseason and regular season will be very important for Hollins personally.