Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert, who’s missed the last three days of practice with an undisclosed “upper-body” injury, actually has a hairline fracture in his thumb, according to the NFL Network.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero tweeted that the injury is not considered serious and Goedert is expected back to work wearing a splint “as soon as next week.”
The Eagles open the regular season in 23 days in Washington.
Hairline fractures in non-weight-bearing bones generally heal quickly.
With Goedert out Friday and Zach Ertz day-to-day with an upper-body injury, the only tight ends in uniform were Josh Perkins, recent waiver-wire pickup Caleb Wilson and undrafted rookie Noah Togiai.
The Eagles this year have stopped providing specific injury information, listing all injuries only as either “upper body” or “lower body.”
Here's Friday's full injury report.
Goedert, the Eagles’ second-round pick in 2018, had a breakthrough season last year with 58 receptions for 607 yards and five touchdowns. He ranked 9th among tight ends in catches, 10th in yards and tied for 7th in touchdowns. He added 7-for-73 in the playoff loss to the Seahawks.
In his last seven games, he had 41 catches for 423 yards. During that span, only Travis Kelce, Tyler Higbee and George Kittle had more catches than Goedert.
The Eagles are scheduled to be off from practice Saturday and return on Sunday.