Week 5 Injury Report: Eagles at Vikings

This weekend the Eagles head into Minnesota after winning back-to-back games. They will try to stretch their winning streak to three games against a tough Vikings running game with a solid defense to boot.

The Eagles will play Sunday's game with at least six players known to be out. Here's a look and full breakdown at the final injury report from the Birds:

RB Corey Clement (shoulder): This appears to be the same shoulder injury that Clement suffered in the Week 2 Falcons game. He could have possibly re-injured it on that muffed fumble in the Jets game last weekend. He hasn't factored much into the running game this season, but he's been involved heavily on special teams so this could cause a problem in that part of the game for the Eagles.

CB Ronald Darby (hamstring): Darby is likely to be out a few more weeks due to this lingering injury. The team might be acting extremely cautious with Darby just because of how hamstring injuries can be reaggrevated easily when playing cornerback.

WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen): When Jackson initially got injured, the original statement from the team is that he'd be week-to-week, and there was hope he'd only miss two or three games at most. This will now be the fourth game missed by the speedy receiver. Now there is worry that whatever is ailing Jackson will linger with him the rest of 2019. Next week the Eagles face Dallas, so I'm sure Jackson will be trying his best to get on the field for that game, but the Eagles medical and rehab team gives me little hope for that.

DT Tim Jernigan (foot): Jernigan was expected to miss anywhere from four to six games with his broken foot. This is now game #4 he misses, so hopefully he can be back at some point during this three game road trip the Eagles are on. The Eagles have really missed having an inside threat next to Fletcher Cox.

CB Avonte Maddox (neck/concussion): There hasn't been any word if Maddox has passed concussion protocol, but he was at the Philadelphia Flyers home opener on Wednesday. Being inside a loud stadium wouldn't be smart for someone with a concussion, so I'd guess he has passed that test. Now we just have to wait for his neck to heal from the friendly fire he took from Andrew Sendejo. Hopefully he'll be healed at some point during the three game road stand.

RB Darren Sproles (quad): We don't know which leg his quad injury is on, but he injured his left quad multiple times last year. If this is indeed his left quad again this could mean he never fully healed from that injury which cost him 10 games in 2018. If this is a reaggrevation of that quad then Sproles could be shelved long-term.

For that purple team that has an overly-sensitive fanbase, they appear to be pretty healthy. Only two players have been officially ruled out for Sunday's game.

LB Ben Gedeon (concussion): Gedeon is one of the Vikings' three starting linebackers, but hasn't had much production so far in 2019. With him out it appears Eric Wilson gets the start. In 37 games Wilson has 60 total tackles, four sacks, seven tackles for loss, and nine QB hits.

RG Josh Kline (foot): Kline is a starter on an offensive line that has helped produce one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL so far this season. Him being out is a big boost for the Eagles interior defensive line. Dru Samia will likely be the starter in place of Kline.

LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring/wrist): Brothers is Eric Kendricks' backup of defense. His biggest impact is on special teams, playing in 48% of special teams snaps for the Vikings this season.


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