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The Eagles’ Injury Report Heading Into Week 5

The Philadelphia Eagles have simply been unstoppable so far this season. With the Bird’s heading to Arizona to put their undefeated streak on the line, here is the Eagles’ injury report heading into Week Five.

LT Jordan Mailata

During the Eagles first offensive drive against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mailata suffered a left shoulder injury. After Hurts threw an interception off of a tipped pass straight to Jaguars CB Andre Cisco, Mailata made a diving effort to tackle Cisco. Unfortunately, not only did Cisco get his first ever pick-six touchdown, Mailata went straight to the locker room right after the play. Noe being undermanned at left tackle with Andre Dillard (forearm) still on injured reserve, the Eagles turn to reserve right tackle Jack Driscoll to step in on the left side.

Mailata returned to the sidelines during the second half of Sunday’s game while still in full pads. Trainers were seen on the sidelines attempting to work and stretch out Mailata’s shoulder with a blocking pad. Mailata showed to have a bit of soreness and did not return to action. Mailata underwent an MRI on Monday which might suggest that he may have sustained a significant injury. If he is forced to miss any time, Driscoll would most likely start in his absence.

OG Isaac Seumalo

Not one, but two of the Eagles starting offensive lineman were injured in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Seumalo went down with an apparent ankle injury during the second half. Luckily for the Eagles they have some depth at the guard position. With Seumalo unable to return to action, Sua Opeta was able to step in to help the Bird’s secure victory. Opeta will like man the position if Seumalo ends up missing significant time.

K Jake Elliott

Elliott also suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. During a 28-yard field goal attempt, Elliott was struck in his non-kicking leg resulting in a roughing the kicker penalty. Following the penalty, Elliott was clearly in some pain but immediately began to test out his leg on the sideline. Elliott was able to finish the game, but has not been able to practice this week.

If Elliott is unable to play in the desert against the Cardinals this Sunday, the Eagles will have to activate their back up plan. Rookie kicker Cameron Dicker was recently added to the practice squad as an insurance policy. The Eagles will need to elevate Dicker if Elliott is not ready to perform.

CB Darius Slay

Slay exited the game early in the first quarter on Sunday due to a forearm injury. However, Slay was able to return to the sidelines during the second half still in full pads. Slay looked on as second-year cornerback Zech McPhearson played in his place to help the secondary limit the Jaguars offense. Though McPhearson showed some promise, the Eagles did receive some good news this week following Slay’s injury.

Big Play Slay is on track to play in Arizona to face the Cardinals despite missing most of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Slay was listed as a full participant in practice. The Eagles will surely need Slay more than ever on Sunday when facing Arizona’s talented wide receiver corps.

LB Kyron Johnson

Johnson suffered a concussion during Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. The rookie linebacker did not practice this week and is in concussion protocol. Johnson is listed as questionable for Week 5 against Arizona.

LB Patrick Johnson

Another linebacker, another Johnson, and you guessed it, another concussion. That’s right Johnson and Johnson both suffered concussions during Sunday’s game. The second-year linebacker did not practice this week and is currently in concussion protocol. Johnson is listed as questionable for Week 5 against Arizona.

CB Avonte Maddox

Maddox hasn’t been on the field with the Eagles since Week Three. During last week’s practice on Thursday, Maddox suffered an ankle injury. The injury ultimately kept him out of Sunday’s matchup against the Jaguars. The third-year cornerback Josiah Scott was able to step in and help get the job done securing the win in Philadelphia.

Maddox was wearing a walking boot on the sideline during the game, although it is expected to be a short-term injury. The young corner did not practice this week and is officially questionable for the Week Five matchup against the Cardinals.

RB Boston Scott

Scott is another player that hasn’t been on the field since Week Three. The fifth-year veteran suffered a rib injury against the Washington Commanders. So far this season, Scott has 10 rushes for 29 yards and a touchdown with an addition of one catch for two yards.

With Scott being out during the Week Four victory against the Jaguars, second-year running back Kenneth Gainwell was able to step in as the number two back. Gainwell made the most of it and ended the game with five carries for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Scott returned to practice this week as a limited participant. This seemingly gives Scott a decent chance to return to action on Sunday against the Cardinals. If Scott is unable to return, it has clearly shown the Eagles can handle the extra load.

Staying Hopeful

It seems that the Eagles might have in fact caught the forever irritating injury bug. However, Coach Sirianni is most hopeful that there is a chance that several players could still be available to play.

“We’re taking it day by day,” Sirianni said. “They’re all working their butts off to try to play. I know that the trainers in our athletic training room are doing a great job of rehabbing and doing everything they can to get ready to go. We’ll see what happens. We’re a couple days away, but we’ll be ready if guys can’t go, but hopefully, they can.”

Will the Eagles depth once again overcome the loss of talent? Will the Eagles keep their undefeated streak alive? Let us know in the comments. Check out our latest content and don’t forget to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for more Eagles coverage!

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