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Jalen Reagor set to miss multiple weeks due to thumb injury, likely to go on injured reserve [UPDATE]

The Philadelphia Eagles issued some injury updates on Wednesday afternoon and the most notable one involves Jalen Reagor. The rookie wide receiver suffered a UCL tear in his thumb during the Eagles’ Week 2 loss and is now expected to miss multiple weeks.

I mean, what can you even say about the Eagles and disappointing injuries at this point. It’s basically to be expected.

The Eagles didn’t place Reagor on injured reserve (yet, at least) so perhaps they think he might only miss two games? Then again, Drew Brees missed five games last year with a similar injury to the one Reagor is now dealing with. So, Reagor to IR might be coming. UPDATE: Yes, it is.

With Reagor hurt and Alshon Jeffery still not practicing, the Eagles are down to four healthy receivers: DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and John Hightower. Not exactly the most inspiring group. The Eagles could look to add to that unit by calling up Deontay Burnett from the practice squad. It’s also worth noting that Quez Watkins is eligible to be activated from IR after this week’s game.

Reagor owns the Eagles’ longest reception so far with season with a 55-yard grab in Week 1. The Eagles’ offense, which already lacks explosion, is only less dynamic without him in the lineup. Bad news for a struggling Birds team looking to get back on track after an 0-2 start.


In other injury news, Fletcher Cox is being described as “day-to-day” with an oblique injury. It’s been some time since the Eagles got elite production out of Cox, who only has 3.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hits in his last 21 games. Him being hurt isn’t going to help break him out of that slump.

Special teams contributor and backup safety Rudy Ford is being described as “week-to-week.” The Eagles already lost special teams co-captain Craig James to IR last week. Now they’re down another core ST guy. Ford’s injury explains why the Eagles used a practice squad protection on undrafted rookie free agent Grayland Arnold. The Eagles could look to call up Arnold for Sunday’s game.


We’ll have even more on the Eagles’ injury situation later this afternoon when the team publishes their first official Week 3 injury report.

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