Eagles Injury Update: Zach Ertz cleared to practice

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Eagles Injury Update: Zach Ertz cleared to practice

Updated: 8:30 p.m.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Eagles look like they will have Zach Ertz when they play the Rams at the LA Coliseum on Sunday. 

Ertz was cleared to practice Thursday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim after missing Wednesday's session. However, he was limited because he hasn't completely cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. Still, his status is trending in the positive direction.

Ertz suffered his concussion late in the third quarter in Seattle when he was hit by Bradley McDougald. Ertz's only two catches of the game came on the previous possession in the third. 

This season, Ertz has 57 catches for 663 yards and seven touchdowns. He's their second-leading receiver after Alshon Jeffery (680 yards). 

Also back at practice on Thursday was backup defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao, who missed Wednesday with a shoulder injury. 

Joe Walker (neck) was back at practice for the second straight day after being a full participant on Wednesday. Walker missed the Seahawks game after suffering a stinger in the first half against the Bears in the previous game. 

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Eagles injury update: Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles miss practice again


Eagles injury update: Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles miss practice again

For the second straight day, Eagles running backs Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) were not practicing. 

That means they will have missed the two most important practices of the week and their availability for Sunday’s game is very much in question. 

Sproles injured his hamstring in practice before the last game and Ajayi took a hit on his lower back during Sunday’s game in Tampa. Ajayi toughed it out to come back in that one, but was in pain after the game. 

If Ajayi and Sproles can’t play vs. the Colts, the Eagles will be down to three running backs: Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams, who was just brought up from the practice squad this week. 

The Eagles will likely be light at running back and receiver this week for Carson Wentz’s return. 

Wentz, who was a full participant for the first time this season Wednesday, was back on the field Thursday. He looked good in the small portion of practice reporters are allowed to watch. 

Linebackers Nate Gerry (groin) and D.J. Alexander (knee) were both back practicing after missing Wednesday’s session. That’s a good sign for the Eagles’ special teams. 

For the Colts, receiver T.Y. Hilton, running back Marlon Mack, tight end Jack Doyle and offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo all did not practice Thursday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The Eagles will release an official injury report later this afternoon and game statuses will be released Friday. 

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