The Eagles will need a miracle this week as they are set to face the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thankfully they were lucky enough to escape their win in Carolina without any major injuries suffered, so they are heading into Thursday's game relatively healthy.
Here's a look at the final injury report for the Birds.
Lane Johnson (personal matter) - Johnson will miss his third straight game with this matter that appears will remain private. There’s been no mention of when fans can expect him to come back to the field, only that Nick Sirianni has not ruled him out for the entire season. With Andre Dillard playing pretty well against the Panthers, it’s likely the Eagles will keep Dillard at LT and Jordan Mailata at RT until Johnson returns.
It's also important to know that Dallas Goedert was placed on the COVID list, meaning there’s a strong chance he doesn’t clear in time to play in Thursday’s game. If that is the case Zach Ertz will likely be not he field the entire game, with UDFA Jack Stoll seeing a slight increase in snaps for when the offense runs 12 personnel.
The Buccaneers are currently dealing with a flurry of injuries on both sides of the ball. Here's a look at their final injury report:
ILB Lavonte David (ankle) – David is still recovering from his low ankle sprain. Kevin Minter filled in for David in the previous game so expect him to be the starter for the Bucs.
TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) – Gronkowski is still recovering from four cracked ribs and a punctured lung. O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate have been sharing Gronk's snaps since his injury.
S Antoine Winfield Jr. (concussion) - If this game was on Sunday Winfield would have likely been available. Mike Edwards played almost all of Winfield's snaps since he went down with his concussion, so expect him to continue in that role.
C Ryan Jensen (hip) – If Jenson is unable to play or needs to leave early, rookie Robert Hainsey will likely replace him.
DL Patrick O'Conner (calf) - If O'Conner is unable to play or leaves the game early, veteran Steve McLendon (158 career games) will likely replace him.
OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) – JPP is likely going to play since he was able to play last week, but he is wearing a club on his right hand as he has a broken finger that he describes is split into two pieces.
It's important to remember that the Bucs will be without starting CBs Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting. Richard Sherman, Jordan Whitehead and Ross Cockrell are the team's three primary cornerbacks for Thursday's game.