REPORT: Zach Ertz Cleared by Doctors to Play Sunday

The Eagles received some good news and bad news on their injury front this afternoon.

The bad news was that Lane Johnson is expected to be out tomorrow with his high ankle sprain.

The good news though is that Zach Ertz is reportedly being cleared by doctors to play in the wild card round.

It was reported earlier in the week that the cut on Ertz's kidney was healing extremely fast. However, the Eagles still need to be extremely careful with Ertz in this game. Another hard hit to that area could cause serious issue to the kidney, and potentially even lead to a removal of the kidney (which in essence would end Ertz's football career).

His participation in this game would be huge, even if he just acts like a decoy. As long as Carson Wentz doesn't throw him any hospital balls, he might even be able to catch a few passes too (note: if he goes right down after catching a ball, please don't boo him Eagles fans -- he's trying not to literally die). Most of the success the Eagles had these past four games were because of the 12-personnel the team was running with Ertz and Dallas Goedert on the field.

With Ertz back and Jordan Howard also back potentially getting a good amount of snaps, the Eagles offense is starting to get healthy at right time. If they can pull off a win this weekend, then next week there is a decent chance the offense will also get back Lane Johnson and DeSean Jackson. San Francisco and Green Bay better hope the Seahawks escape Philly with a win, or else their defenses might be up all next week realizing they have to play a red hot offense gaining back some of its starters.


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