Any news involving Jason Kelce always tunes our antennas to its frequency. We’d rather that be good news though. Prior to the Philadelphia Eagles‘ ninth practice session of training camp, the legend’s name began making its way around Birds-centered circles.
Kelce sat out of Philly’s August 9th practice session due to an elbow injury. Preliminary reports and conversations suggest that he’s had a “routine cleanout” of his elbow via a scope. That was the update from Martin Frank at about 11:30 a.m. EST.
Yes, that involves surgery, but even though no timetable has been given for an expected return, he should be good to go for a Week 1 return. Sometimes, we unfairly view Kelce as being indestructible, so any news of any physical setbacks definitely garners a mention.
Cam Jurgens took first-team snaps in his absence. As far as other injury news, there’s no shortage of names that deserve a mention.
Jason Kelce wasn’t the only notable name on Tuesday morning’s injury report.
12 Eagles missed practice on Tuesday. Here’s the list.
Tight end Grant Calcaterra missed another day with a lingering hamstring issue. Fingers are crossed that he’ll return soon. He’s someone we’re hoping can make the 53-man roster and produce in year one, but he’s missing valuable time.
Offensive lineman Le’Raven Clark also sat out (hamstring). He needs to get back and get as many reps as possible following a forgettable showing in Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard’s absence while Philly’s top two offensive tackles sat out of action with concussions.
There’s some good news to report. Both Mailata and Dillard returned to the practice field on Tuesday. That’s good to see.
Other injuries from Tuesday include running back Kenneth Gainwell (hip), wide receiver John Hightower (groin), cornerback Jimmy Moreland (ankle), running back Boston Scott (concussion), Jaquiski Tartt (personal reasons), Kary Vincent (groin), Greg Ward (toe), and Keric Wheatfall (hamstring).
DeVonta Smith sat out of practice as well, but he did take the field to test the groin injury and catch a pass in warmups from Jalen Hurts. He looked good doing so. That’s encouraging, so the hope is Number 6 should be back sometime sooner rather than later.