The Eagles' top receiver missed most of the second half of Monday night's game due to a right ankle injury. Fortunately for Jordan Matthews, he'll be available for this Sunday's matchup in Cincinnati against the Bengals, according to head coach Doug Pederson.
"He's going to be fine and will be good for the game," Pederson said on Tuesday. "We'll, right now, probably hold him from practice (Wednesday)."
The Eagles have a shorter week of prep ahead following the loss to the Packers. Matthews was injured in the second quarter after a beautiful catch on a back-shoulder throw from quarterback Carson Wentz, as the receiver was brought down to the ground by cornerback Damarious Randall. Matthews went into the locker room for X-rays, but returned after halftime. However, Matthews eventually exited the game again and was done for the night.
Matthews leads the Eagles with 57 receptions for 686 yards and three touchdowns on the year. The 24 snaps played against Green Bay were a season low.
The only player who will definitely not suit up Sunday against the Bengals is tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai due to a knee sprain. Pederson said that Big V is week to week.
Running back Ryan Mathews, who missed the Green Bay game with a knee injury, is day to day. Guard Brandon Brooks is out of the hospital after missing the Monday night matchup due to an illness, and will return to the field. Defensive end Marcus Smith exited the Packers game with a shoulder contusion, but will "be fine," according to Pederson.