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Eagles TE Zach Ertz is dealing with a hamstring injury

Zach Ertz

The Philadelphia Eagles released their injury report for Week 13 and Zach Ertz made a surprise appearance on it. According to Jeff McLane, Ertz is dealing with a hamstring injury.

On Wednesday, Ertz missed practice and it was discovered it was due to a hamstring injury. The Eagles’ tight end apparently injured it before taking on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12.

Despite the injury, Ertz was able to finish the Seattle game with 12 receptions for 91 yards and Philadelphia’s lone touchdown. Altogether, Ertz now has 67 receptions, 712 yards, and three touchdowns thus far this season.

As for the Eagles, the last thing they need is for Ertz to miss any time due to injury. Even with Ertz on the field, Philadelphia has been without Nelson Agholor, Alshon Jeffery, and DeSean Jackson for different periods of time.

This past Sunday, Philadelphia had to rely on a receiving corps that included the likes of JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, and Mack Hollins. All three of those guys have combined for only 21 receptions and 251 yards this year.

The Eagles’ offense has suffered this season due to the lack of receiving options for Carson Wentz to throw to.

With a loss in Week 12, the Eagles are still a half-game behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. Therefore, every game is essentially considered a must-win moving forward.

At this moment, the Eagles will likely be cautious with their veteran pass-catcher as he recovers from his hamstring injury. In the event that Ertz is unable to go in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Goedert would assume the role of the team’s No. 1 tight end.