Young Eagles prospect suffers unfortunate injury during training camp practice session

Patrick Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
Patrick Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

If we have ever talked about practice strategies and theories about how to run one this often, it's hard to remember when that was. Debate raged about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni's theories on workload management last summer, and that didn't change when the calendar turned from 2022 to 2023.

You heard the discussions. "Will this team be ready once the games count"? "How can an NFL team get ready for the regular season by practicing so infrequently"? As it turned out, Nick knew his team better than we did.

Following a successful season, again, people talked about the cancellation of mandatory minicamps and the light training camp schedule Philly was employing this spring and summer. No one really rattled any cages. This regime has earned our trust. We get it. The goal is to be as healthy as possible come Week 1 of the regular season.

No system is perfect though. Sadly, there are injuries to discuss, including one sustained by a young man we have been cheering for.

Eagles LB Patrick Johnson sustains an injury and is carted off the field at training camp practice.

While you're juggling bodies on your mental depth charts and 53-man roster projections, don't forget to make mention of Patrick Johnson. What if we told you the Birds may have found the pass rusher they're looking for in the form of a guy we previously thought would be a fringe player?

If he's healthy, Johnson has a good shot at making the 53-man roster. For now, however, more important matters are at hand, his health being one of them.

During Friday's practice session, Philly's sixth, Johnson suffered an injury, couldn't put any weight on his leg, and left the workout on a medical cart. He was having an outstanding camp so far.

Philly drafted him 234th overall during Round 7 of the 2021 NFL Draft after he earned Second-team All-American honors and First-team All-AAC honors in 2020. He has since logged 28 tackles and a forced fumble as a professional. Let's hope his injury is nothing serious and that he returns to work sooner rather than later.

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