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Jean-Gilles Has MRI; Bradley "A Stretch" To Play

Head coach Andy Reid met the media Monday afternoon to update the status of some injured Eagles ahead of the wild card matchup with the Green Bay Packers this Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.

Guard Max Jean-Gilles sprained his ankle in the first half against the Cowboys on Sunday and did not return. He had an MRI on Monday morning, and Reid said that "there's not a lot of damage. It's just a matter of days here to see how he does."

If Jean-Gilles can't play Sunday, Nick Cole would step in at right guard. Reid said Monday that Cole has had time to heel an injured knee, and is relatively healthy at this point in the season.

Linebacker Stewart Bradley will also be looking to return from injury this week after suffering a dislocated elbow against the Cowboys in Week 14. After the game Sunday night, Bradley said that he was ready to return from a three-week stint in the trainer's room and looked forward to getting back out on the field. Monday, however, his head coach was less confident.

"If (Bradley) had to play today, he wouldn't be able to play," Reid said. "We'll take it day-by-day here and see how he does. I think it will be a stretch for him to make it (by Sunday)."

Bradley will do all he can to get back by game day, and if he's able to, Reid said he could envision a defensive package in which both he and Jamar Chaney are on the field at the same time. Chaney has filled in admirably for Bradley, totaling 30 tackles in three games at middle linebacker.

The rest of the Eagles roster is expected on the practice field Wednesday afternoon, including DeSean Jackson (foot), Asante Samuel (knee) and Michael Vick (quad) who were given the day off against the Cowboys on Sunday.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 12:20 p.m., January 3

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