Eagles Injury Update: Kamu Grugier-Hill inches closer to return

Head coach Doug Pederson spoke with the media Wednesday morning to address the injuries from the Falcons game. Tight end Dallas Goedert (calf), wide receivers DeSean Jackson (groin) and Alshon Jeffery (calf), and running back Corey Clement (shoulder) are day to day in their injury recovery. Defensive tackle Tim Jernigan’s foot injury is the only one that will be longer, according to Pederson.

“They’re doing well, and we’ll have an update at the end of the week,” Pederson said. “That’s why we’re doing this type of practice, today. So, we can get them out there.”

While Wednesdays in the NFL are usually meant for a full-padded practice, Pederson opted for a walk-through instead. This environment will be more beneficial for the team as a whole in preparing for the Lions on Sunday.

Following the walk-through on Wednesday afternoon, the Eagles released their injury report which was an estimation based on a full practice. Six players did not participate in practice: Clement (shoulder), Goedert (calf), Jackson (abdomen), Jernigan (foot), Jordan Mailata (back), and Jeffery (calf). There were six players with limited participation: Derek Barnett (shoulder), Fletcher Cox (toe), Johnathan Cyprien (knee), Rudy Ford (hamstring), Nathan Gerry (knee, calf), and Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee). Nate Sudfeld (left wrist) was a full participant.

“Number one, with the guys who are a little nicked up who have a chance to play in this football game, I want them to get the reps in practice,” Pederson said. “Then two, we have some young guys who might have to play and they’re also servicing the defense or the offense. This way it allows everyone to still practice and maintain their focus and get our work done that we need to get done today.”

After this weekend’s matchup against Detroit, the Eagles will have a short week of practice as they take on the Packers on Thursday Night Football. Pederson is taking the precautions now to maximize the success of everyone on the team.

“I want these guys as fresh as possible, obviously for these next two weeks. I have to think of the big picture here," Pederson said. "It's early in our season, so (we’re) keeping guys as fresh as possible now, so we can make a push later in our season.”

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