Doug Pederson canceled today’s practice for the Philadelphia Eagles and scheduled a walk-through instead. Carson Wentz’s press availability was also changed. Rather than meeting with the media at the podium, Carson will be answering questions in the locker room. Naturally, panic erupted on social media as fans wondered what this meant for our injured football team and worried if it was possible that our quarterback was injured again, too.
Thankfully, Doug confirmed today that Carson is fine and would have practiced if there was a practice. Outside of Corey Clement and Tim Jernigan, all of the injuries the team racked up in Sunday’s game against the Falcons are considered day-to-day according to Doug. Yesterday it was reported that Jackson (abdominal strain) and Jeffery (calf) would be out for two weeks, but Coach Pederson said that he considers them day-to-day, and he will see where they are at the end of the week.
Doug also told the media today that he chose to cancel practice, and schedule a walk-though instead, because he believes that some of the players that were injured last Sunday could play this Sunday against the Lions. Pederson said, “It’s just a couple of things. Number one, with the guys that are a little nicked up who have a chance to play in this Sunday’s football game, I want them to get the rep in practice.” Coach then went on to say. “And then, two, we’ve got some young players who have to play, and they are also servicing the defense or the offense, so this allows everybody to still practice and maintain their focus and to get work done that we need to get done today.”
Coach Pederson also said that because the Eagles have a short week next week with the Thursday night game against Packers, he thought it better to schedule a walk-though today rather than practice. It is not unheard of for Pederson to change practice to a walk-though, but it us uncommon for this to happen so early in the season. Hopefully this will help players like Jackson, Jeffery, and Goedert to get the treatments they need and get back on the field with the team as soon as possible.