Several Philadelphia Eagles are in the limelight following a rash of injuries.
Let’s be honest. At this point, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with which Philadelphia Eagles are injured and who isn’t. Even the most astute follower of ‘Birds’ football should be given a pass if he tried to rattle off the injury report of everyone not currently on the IR (injured reserve) from memory and he (or she) missed a name or two. It’s been that bad.
Just for kicks, and without looking, we’ll attempt to do so right now, Okay, here goes nothing: Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Brooks, Jalen Reagor, Miles Sanders, Andre Dillard, Will Parks, Vinny Curry, Avonte Maddox, Hassan Ridgeway, Daeshon Hall, Javon Gargrave, and Genard Avery.
Did we miss anyone? Oh, that’s right! Lane! We missed Lane Johnson.
At the time of this story being published, ten days remain until the Eagles’ opener. Each passing day brings news of someone else limping to the sideline and more news of those ‘upper and lower-body injuries’, which could be anything from a mild strain to a broken bone.
‘Next man up’ is a common phrase around these parts, but it’s difficult to determine if it’s ever been said as much so early. There’s no need to cry over spilled milk. The ‘Birds’ meet the Washington Football Team in D.C. on September 13th. If Philly intends to win their seventh in a row over their rivals from our nation’s capital, these five young ‘Birds’ may need to play key roles in getting that done.