The injury bug has been the early storyline of the 2020 NFL season, with nearly every team dealing with severe injuries just two weeks in.
Unfortunately for Oregon State fans, a couple of former Beavers couldn't avoid getting banged up.
First, Bills wide receiver Isiah Hodgins was placed on Injured Reserve (IR) prior to Week 1, postponing his NFL debut.
A drive through the state of New York and a few hours down I-476, another former Beaver has hit the IR.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday that offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo will be placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Because of COVID-19, the NFL has relaxed its IR rules and players can return in as little as three weeks.
The good news is that Coach Pederson expects Seumalo to be on the shorter timeline.
Pederson said Seumalo will be placed on “short-term IR," which does not exist. "Short-term" was just more of an indication that Pederson and the Eagles do not expect Seumalo's injury to be season-ending or even long-term.
Seumalo was a star for the Beavers from 2012 to 2015 and was selected by the Eagles with the 79th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has started 33 of his 54 games with the Eagles, and started all 16 games last season.
Hopefully, Seaumlo returns soon. Beavers fans want to see him and the Eagles need him.
Four of the Eagles five starting linemen have suffered significant injuries already with Brandon Brooks out indefinitely with a torn Achilles and Andre Dillard out for the year with a biceps injury.
The Eagles need Seumalop back and they need him back soon, but they're going to have to survive at least the next three weeks without him.
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