Eagles news: Nick Sirianni’s take, official reports on Jason Kelce’s injury

Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Somewhere around ten minutes before the Philadelphia Eagles took the field for their tenth (and final) practice of training camp on Wednesday, head coach Nick Sirianni took some time to sit with members of the media. As you might imagine, it didn’t take long for the conversation to shift toward what his expectations were for the amount of playing time the starters would see on Friday in the first preseason game.

“Again (we) don’t have to make a final decision obviously until they go out there, but we’re thinking one to two series”. That was Coach’s response to a question that’s been on our minds for a while. The Birds meet the New York Jets on August 12th at Lincoln Financial Field at 7:30 p.m. EST. We’ve waited a long time to say this with the game being days away, but on Friday, Eagles football is back!

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni offers further clarification on what’s going on following Jason Kelce’s surgery.

Perhaps you’ve heard, but there’s also this issue with what’s without question the most talked about elbow in Eagles-centered circles. Jason Kelce is expected to miss time following a recent medical procedure. A statement was issued on Tuesday. Coach offered some additional insight the following morning. Here’s some more information.

While some may see this as bad news, it’s fortunate that this was taken care of early. The first regular-season game, as you know, is scheduled for September 11th in Detroit versus the Lions. That gives the legend a substantial amount of time to heal.

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Sirianni also stated, as he always does, that he’ll never place a timetable on a player’s return, but cracked a smile when he asked a question and then answered it… “How many? 122 games in a row has he played? Yeah, if he’s close, the track record says that he’s going to be ready to go”.

Something tells us that he’s right. Cam Jurgens will take first-team reps in his absence, and this may be a blessing in disguise. Those will be valuable reps for the rookie.