The Eagles are hurting emotionally and physically, Doug Pederson said, after their 48-7 loss to the Saints in New Orleans.
Let’s dive into the physical portion now.
Six Eagles left Sunday’s game early with injuries. Pederson was asked about all of them in a rapid-fire question to start his Monday morning press conference.
“That’s a big list,” he said. “Big list, big list, big list.”
Here are those updates:
• Long snapper Rick Lovato suffered a concussion and is in the NFL’s concussion protocol
• Jordan Hicks (calf) is week to week
• Sidney Jones (hamstring) is week to week
• Avonte Maddox (knee) is day to day
• Rasul Douglas (knee) is day to day
• Jason Kelce (elbow) is “fine”
Even though Pederson said Maddox is day to day, that’s somewhat hard to believe. Maddox’s injury looked nasty and he was seen walking away from the building Monday morning with a significant limp.
Normally, when Pederson calls someone “week to week,” they’re going to miss some time. That’s where Hicks and Jones are. Pederson said Jones had healed completely from his hamstring injury but suffered a new injury.
If Lovato can’t play this coming Sunday, linebacker Nate Gerry is the team’s backup. He long-snapped in college and was warming up on the sideline Sunday night.
In light of the rash of injuries, Pederson was asked about his trust in the team’s medical staff. Pederson was defensive about this topic and said there’s “no problem.”
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