It sounds like the Eagles will be without cornerback Avonte Maddox for at least a few weeks after he took a friendly fire hit from Andrew Sendejo Thursday night.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Maddox has a neck sprain and is considered “week to week.”
#Eagles CB Avonte Maddox was diagnosed with a neck sprain, source said. He’s considered week-to-week, so he likely misses a few games. This stemmed from the friendly fire hit on Thursday night against the #Packers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2019
In addition to the neck sprain, Maddox also suffered a concussion on the same play late in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 34-27 win over the Packers.
The hit looked even scarier at the time and Maddox was taken off the field on a stretcher. But his teammates were put at ease when Maddox was able to move and even joked around with them before he was taken off the field and taken to a local hospital in Wisconsin. Maddox even joined his teammates on the flight back to Philly.
With Maddox out, it seems likely that recently-signed Orlando Scandrick will take over his role at the nickel cornerback spot (see story). During training camp, Scandrick was running with the second team at that position.
Of course, Maddox isn’t the Eagles’ only injured cornerback. Ronald Darby has a hamstring injury that’s expected to keep him out for another few weeks. And Sidney Jones suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday, so his status for Sunday is up in the air. Meanwhile, Jalen Mills (foot) is on the PUP and Cre’Von LeBlanc (foot) is on IR.
So perhaps there will be another roster move coming. Right now, the Eagles have just three healthy corners: Rasul Douglas, Scandrick and Craig James.
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