For a handful of injured Eagles, the bye week couldn't have come at a better time. Head coach Andy Reid updated the team's injuries at his Monday press conference, and had positive news for some missing links of this Eagles squad.
Receiver DeSean Jackson is still recovering from the vicious hit leveled by Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, one that Robinson was fined $50,000 for. While he has not yet been cleared by doctors to return, Reid expects that his electric receiver will be back at practice and preparing for the Colts when the team returns from its bye week.
Also recovering from injuries are Jason Peters and Brodrick Bunkley. Peters suffered a knee sprain in the Week 5 win at San Francisco, and has sat out the last two games. He underwent a successful arthroscopic partial meniscectomy on that injured left knee on October 14, and Reid thinks he has a shot to play against Indianapolis on November 7. Bunkley suffered an elbow strain in that San Francisco win, and he too should have a chance to play after the bye week.
The only injury from Sunday's game in Tennessee that Reid discussed on Monday was the one to King Dunlap, who hyperextended his knee. He also has a bone bruise in that same knee. Reid said, "it will take all the time (in the bye week) to get him ready for the Colts, if he's able to do that."" Dunlap returned to the game, despite the injury. He has started at left tackle in each of the past two weeks in Peters' place.
Reid reiterated that Jackson, Bunkley and Peters, "all have a pretty good chance of being ready for the Colts game."
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 1:15 p.m., October 25