Fletcher Cox misses 2nd straight day of practice with neck injury


Fletcher Cox on Thursday missed his second straight day of practice with a neck injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s game in Green Bay into question.

Here's the Eagles' full injury report from Thursday: 

Did not participate: Fletcher Cox (neck), Rudy Ford (hamstring)

Limited: Darius Slay (calf), Zach Ertz (ankle), T.J. Edwards (hamstring) 

Slay is a newcomer on the injury report. 

Throughout his career, Cox has been incredibly durable and willing to play through injuries. Earlier this season, he said it would take a really significant injury to keep him off the field.

We’ll find out soon enough if this neck injury qualifies.

“I think I said this, like, probably a couple years ago, in order for me to not to be put back in the game you had to literally break a bone in my body, where I absolutely can’t walk,” Cox said in September. “I’ll do anything for his team, man. I’ve shown it, and if I can go I’m going.”

During his nine years in the NFL, Cox has missed just three games. He missed two in 2017 with a serious calf injury and one in his rookie year in 2012 because of a concussion.

If the Eagles don’t have Cox or if he’s limited on Sunday, they are down to just two healthy defensive tackles on the roster in Javon Hargrave and Malik Jackson. The Eagles have a few DTs on the practice squad but they can’t elevate T.Y. McGill again. They have one elevation left for Raequan Williams and two left for Treyvon Hester.


The Eagles can also play Vinny Curry inside if necessary. At least that would help the Eagles find some snaps for Genard Avery.

While Cox and Ford (hamstring) were not at practice, Ertz (ankle) and Edwards (hamstring) were. Both were limited participants on Wednesday.

Ertz was activated off IR earlier this week and the Eagles hope he’ll be able to make his return to game action for the first time since hurting his ankle in the Baltimore game back in October.

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