Report: Zach Ertz, Miles Sanders the latest key Eagles bitten by injury bug
The injury carousel continues for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports running back Miles Sanders is likely going to miss Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants with a knee injury. Mortensen added tight end Zach Ertz is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury.
The Birds fell to 1-4-1 on the season after their comeback attempt against the Baltimore Ravens came up short on Sunday.
Although the Eagles are still technically in the hunt for the NFC East — the worst division in football — they are falling further behind the eight ball.
Philadelphia’s offensive line has been banged up all season. Star guard Brandon Brooks was lost for the season before the year began, and tackle Andre Dillard is also on injured reserve. Former All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson has missed two games, including Sunday’s game against Baltimore.
As a result, quarterback Carson Wentz has struggled to build any momentum. Wentz was sacked six times against the Ravens, bringing the total to an NFL-worst 25 sacks for the year.
Injuries in the receiving corps have hardly helped matters. Alshon Jeffery has yet to play single game due to a Lisfranc injury. DeSean Jackson has been sidelined for the last three games with a hamstring issue, and rookie wideout Jalen Reagor has been out since Week 3 with a thumb injury.
Thursday’s game against the 1-5 Giants should give the Eagles a crucial chance to get back in the win column. But even with Jackson set to return, Wentz has lost two other key offensive weapons, which hardly bodes well for Philadelphia going forward.