Though the Philadelphia Eagles have done all that they can to protect their starters and key players from injuries, it’s an ugly fact of life that, regardless of how teams try to manage them, they will occur at some point. The NFL is a war of attrition, and the Birds have some roster holes to fill for the time being. As a result, we’ve all been on our cell phones every 15 minutes looking for updates.
Running back Boston Scott (rib injury) and cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) were ruled out of Week 4’s game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars prior to its arrival. During the game, they also lost cornerback Darius Slay, starting left tackle Jordan Mailata, and starting right guard Isaac Seumalo.
We knew relatively quickly that Jordan was expected to undergo an MRI on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and head coach Nick Sirianni provided some insight later on that afternoon.
Head coach Nick Sirianni is hopeful ahead of the Eagles’ Week 5 clash with the Cardinals.
Four games into the regular season, the Philadelphia Eagles are the NFL’s only unbeaten team. Their most recent contest showed that they can handle adversity. Fingers are crossed that they get some reinforcements for Week 5’s clash versus the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
Head coach Nick Sirianni met with members of the Philly media on Monday, and even though he stated he wasn’t going to share injury updates until Wednesday at the earliest, he did say that he believes that everyone has a chance at playing versus the Cards.
Rapoport’s report came about two hours earlier. He states the following:
"Eagles CB Avonte Maddox, who suffered an ankle sprain last week, has this week’s game up in the air, sources say. Could miss one, but not long-term. Meanwhile, CB Darius Slay did not suffer a major forearm injury, and he has a chance to play this week."
The wheel continues to turn. As expected, it’s business as usual at the NovaCare Complex. Expect the first question asked of Coach to again be related to everyone’s status the next time we hear from him.