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Injuries: Ertz Out With Concussion


Update (3:11pm)

Defensive end Vinny Curry left the game on the Buccaneers' first drive of the second half, and later on the drive, Fletcher Cox also left with an apparent injury. 

Update (2:58pm)

Zach Ertz has officially been ruled out with a concusssion. 

Update (2:10pm)

On a third-down pass, tight end Zach Ertz tried to hurdle a defender to get the first down. Ertz came down hard, however, and left the game to be evaluated for a head injury. 


The big injury-related story this week was the status of quarterback Sam Bradford, who was knocked out of last week's 20-19 loss to the Dolphins with a left shoulder injury and concussion. On Friday, he was officially ruled out for this week's game against the Buccaneers, thrusting Mark Sanchez into action. Running back Ryan Mathews was also ruled out Friday with a concussion. But one name loomed large on the list of injured Eagles heading into Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, and this one entered the day with a 50/50 shot at playing, Jason Peters.

Thankfully, the team's star left tackle will be available Sunday. Peters suffered a back injury nearly a month ago during a 27-16 loss to the Panthers and hadn't played since. With the All-Pro back in the fold, Lane Johnson will likely move back to his usual position at right tackle. Josh Huff, Connor Barwin, DeMeco Ryans, and Walter Thurmond were all listed on the injury report this week but will suit up against the Bucs. 

In addition to Bradford and Mathews, the remaining Eagles inactives will be offensive linemen Josh Andrews and Tanner Hawkinson, defensive end Brandon Bair, linebacker Emmanuel Acho, and cornerback Denzel Rice. Without Mathews, the Eagles will activate running back Kenjon Barner for just the fourth time this year, and reserve quarterback Thad Lewis will suit up for a game for the first time since 2013. Safety Ed Reynolds, who was promoted from the practice squad on Friday, will also play in his first career game.

Tampa Bay wideout Vincent Jackson hasn't played in nearly a month due to a knee injury, but he will make his return against Philadelphia. He has 319 yards on 21 catches with two touchdowns in six games this year. Inactive for the Buccaneers will be quarterback Ryan Griffin, wide receiver Donteea Dye, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, guard Ali Marpet, defensive ends Josh Shirley and George Johnson, and safety Kimario McFadden.

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