Two key Philadelphia Eagles, Lane Johnson, and Dallas Goedert are currently dealing with injuries, which have them sidelined.
New season, same issues for the Philadelphia Eagles. After wrapping up the first week of the preseason, the team is dealing with issues on the injury front. We’ve all heard about the obvious injury, which has the city of Philadelphia talking. As backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld went into surgery on Friday, that seemed like the Eagles main concern this week.
That’s not exactly the case, however. Sure, the loss of Sudfeld for the next six weeks or so is unfortunate, but at least the starting quarterback Carson Wentz is healthy. At other positions though, some injuries came up as of late. First, we’ll discuss the week one preseason standout, Dallas Goedert. The backup tight end debuted as the starter on Thursday and did a nice job.
Unfortunately, his decent preseason game ended up giving Goedert some issues. On Saturday, Goedert’s name showed up on the injury report for the first time this offseason. He was listed as ‘week-to-week’ as he’s dealing with some calf concerns. His timetable wasn’t set, but Doug Pederson did make it pretty clear Goedert was out for the remainder of the preseason.
On the other hand, one of the Eagles most crucial starters on the offensive line is dealing with some injury concerns as well. Starting right tackle, Lane Johnson didn’t suit up for Thursday’s game. It was assumed that like many other starters, he was just getting the night off. As it turns out, Johnson’s been dealing with some knee concerns.
Like Godert, Johnson is listed as ‘week-to-week’ on the Eagles injury report and is now ruled out for the preseason. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, the Eagles aren’t viewing the injuries as too serious. Their idea to shut both players down for the preseason is just playing it safe. Therefore, they should be ready by the time week one rolls around.