All Philadelphia Eagles fans can do is hope Dallas Goedert is ready by Game 1.
Well, if you’re tired of those ‘upper body’ and ‘lower body’ injury designations that we keep getting from the Philadelphia Eagles, here’s one of those ‘good news and bad news’ scenarios. The good news is we’ve been given a more specific explanation as to what one of them is. The bad news is you’re not going to like what you’re going to read.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that Philly practiced on Friday without the top two tight ends on their depth chart. Zach Ertz appeared on the injury report with the designation ‘day to day’ as he’s been diagnosed with an upper-body issue. Dallas Goedert missed the past two practices with an upper-body injury of his own. Thanks to a little digging, we now know what Goedert’s issue is.
Don’t panic if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com and the NFL Network, someone we’ve grown to trust over the years, sources have told him that Goedert ‘suffered a hairline fracture in one of his thumbs in practice this week’. That’s clearly something you don’t want one of the best players on your offense dealing with, especially when his hands have a lot to do with him doing his job effectively.
Here’s some more good news though. Pelissero also reports that this is one of those things that isn’t being labeled as serious and ’88’ could be back and wearing a splint to support the injury as soon as next week.
Let’s hope he’s able to heal quickly. Philly’s first game is scheduled to go on as planned on versus the Washington Football Team on September 13th, less than 23 days from the time of this story being published. In four career games versus Philly’s rivals from our nation’s capital, ’88’ has hauled in ten receptions for 98 yards.