Time flies doesn’t it? Seven games of the regular season are in our rearview mirror, and despite everything that has happened, there’s plenty of football left to be played. The Philadelphia Eagles‘ most recent win was bittersweet. They took care of business but lost Jordan Davis in the process.
After watching the rookie limp off of the field during Week 8’s game, everyone breathed a sigh of relief when we begin hearing whispers that his injury wasn’t of the season-ending variety. The NFL regular season isn’t a split. It’s a marathon. The teams that best manage their injuries and tackle the grind effectively put themselves in the best position for success.
Entering Week 9, you can argue that every player is injured to some degree, but in terms of the 7-0 Eagles, only two names appeared on their Tuesday afternoon practice report.
Latest Injury Update for Jordan Davis
A few hours after Philly closed the book on Pittsburgh and began shifting their attention toward a short week and their game versus the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football, The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Jeff McLane reported that Jordan Davis suffered a high ankle sprain. There hasn’t been any other update other than those that seem to corroborate theories that he should be out of action for four to six weeks.
Head Coach Nick Sirianni spoke with the media on Monday and stated what we’d expect, that he would “never put a timetable on players’ injuries” and that most information would be kept in house. Still, the most important detail is the 13th-overall selection of the most recent NFL Draft should be back in action by the season’s end and ready to lend his talents to a deep playoff run.
First thing’s first. Philadelphia has a game to play on the road versus the Houston Texans on Thursday. They figure to be relatively healthy. Josiah Scott was the only other name on Tuesday’s injury report. He too is dealing with an ankle injury.
Philadelphia opened a 21-day practice window for Tyree Jackson on October 26th. There’s been no word about when he might return to the 53-man active roster, but fingers are crossed that he’s ready to go sooner rather than later. The Eagles will need all hands on deck if they want to hoist another Vince Lombardi Trophy in February.
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Update (November 2nd at 4:15 p.m. EST): As expected, the Eagles announced on the eve of their game versus the Texans that Jordan Davis will be placed on the injured reserve. Ket’s hope that he’s back sooner rather than later.