Is James Bradberry Playing on Monday Night Football? New Injury Updates for Eagles versus Buccaneers

All eyes are on the Eagles' walking wounded. Here are a few updates, including the latest on All-Pro cornerback James Bradberry.
James Bradberry, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles have hung two wins on the 2023 regular-season ledger. Their next test is another prime-time affair, this one versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Monday brought roster moves and a Nick Sirianni press conference. There's much to discuss.

Philly is navigating the challenges of juggling injuries. Let's talk about a few of the walking wounded beginning with one of their stars. This one's a 2022 Second-Team All -Pro James Bradberry.

James Bradberry Injury Status for Week 3 game against Buccaneers

As mentioned earlier, select members of the Philly media hung out with Nick Sirianni on the Monday following the Birds' recent Thursday Night Football win. James missed that one, but Coach, in a rare moment of transparency, revealed on Monday that he could play on September 25th. That's good news for Eagles fans everywhere.

James Bradberry injury history

For the most part, James Bradberry has been available and relatively healthy throughout his NFL career. He missed Weeks 5-8 of the 2016 season because of a severe case of turf toe. He fractured his wrist during OTAs which ruled him out for a month but didn't miss any time during the 2017 Carolina Panthers season.

In 2020, he signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Giants. He spent four days on the Reserve/COVID-19 list in December of that year. He joined Philly on May 18th of 2022

When is James Bradberry Coming Back?

Fingers are crossed that Bradberry will be in the lineup this Monday. If by chance he fails to clear concussion protocol, he should be back in the lineup by Week 4.

Eagles Next 5 opponents following Monday Night Football

  • Washington Commanders (HOME) - Sunday, Oct 1st at 1 p.m. EST
  • Los Angeles Rams (AWAY) - Sunday, Oct 8th at 4:05 p.m. EST
  • New York Jets (AWAY) - Sunday, Oct 15th at 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Miami Dolphins (HOME) - Sunday, Oct 22nd at 8:20 p.m. EST
  • Washington Commanders (AWAY) - October 29th at 1:00 p.m. EST

Other Eagles injury updates

Coach Sirianni also mentioned that Kenneth Gainwell and Reed Blankenship have a chance to play on Monday night. The Eagles haven't placed Avonte Maddox on their injured reserve yet, but the prospects of him finishing the season are slim.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports he'll have surgery to repair his torn pectoral this week. That will keep him out indefinitely. Stay tuned for further updates.

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