Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni provides injury updates on Jalen Carter, Darius Slay, sort of

As expected, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni provides minimal clarity on Jalen Carter's injury. And, he did the same for Darius Slay.

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And, just like that, one of the more discussed topics of conversation is one involving Jalen Carter's ankle. After finishing the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 6 triumph and a second-half shutout over the Los Angeles Rams, a man many believe can win Defensive Rookie of the Year was a full participant during a Wednesday afternoon practice session at the NovaCare Complex. Unfortunately, however, he sat out of Thursday's session due to injury.

Daris Slay didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Neither did Justin Evans. All three are being monitored as a status report is expected on Friday afternoon at about 5 p.m. EST.

As you might expect, the news traveled very quickly. The questions came as quickly as Philly's report. Mostly, they were what you'd expect them to be: What happened to Carter? When will he be back?

As is customary, head coach Nick Sirianni spoke with select members of the media on Friday. Guess what one of the topics of discussion was.

As expected, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni provides minimal clarity on Jalen Carter's injury.

If you have seen enough of Coach Sirianni's media sit-downs, you pretty much know the drill. Everyone knows he isn't going to provide any information on injuries or timetables for return, but we also know he'll be asked the questions anyway.

Hey, they say the only stupid questions are the ones that go unasked. Look at it this way. Maybe one day he'll slip up and give us more than we thought we'd get.

No? Okay, we tried. Here's what Coach said about Carter before practice

"Yeah, we'll see. We (have) today. We'll get you guys some more information here today, but we'll see. He just had a little injury in practice two days ago or whatever... Wednesday... which you all saw on the injury report. We'll see where he is and what his status is going to be. We obviously don't have to make a decision quite yet, so we want to wait and see how he's feeling as we continue on the rest of the day. "

On the subject of whether the injury might have long-term implications, Coach said the following.

"Yeah, I don't think it's something that will... Again, we'll let you know what's going to happen and his status for this week, but I don't see it's something (that's going to) keep him out very long."

Coach Sirianni also referenced Nakobe Dean and Darius Slay, mentioning the former "pushed hard" and "worked so hard" to make his return. The latter is "feeling good" and "if he does miss this week. we don't see (his injury) being a long-term (issue).

JAKIB Sports mainstay Derrick Gunn provided an update on Friday.

The Birds travel to a familiar venue, MetLife Stadium, to face a team they don't see very often, Robert Saleh's New York Jets.

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