Jordan Matthews injury presents ‘curious case’; Eagles have strong backup QB set up, and more
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews missed time in the spring because of knee tendinitis.
On the morning after the Philadelphia Eagles opened training camp, we start our Birds links with a look at two key players facing injuries.
Middle linebacker Jordan Hicks and wide receiver Jordan Matthews might be limited in practices over the next few weeks, coach Doug Pederson said Monday. Hicks’ situation appears simple: He broke a minor in his hand during his honeymoon earlier this summer and needed a “minor procedure” to fix it.
Pederson said Hicks should attend every practice in training camp, but the team might hold him out at times as he returns to full health.
Matthews’ recovery from knee tendinitis isn’t as straightforward. Here’s how The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman explained it:
Matthews presents a more curious case. The fourth-year wide receiver missed time in the spring because of knee tendinitis. He still hasn’t fully recovered, and Pederson was evasive when asked for particulars about the injury. He said he’s “not concerned” that the the injury will extend into the season, although it’s already lingered for months.
“We’ve just got to stay on top of it, obviously,” Pederson said. “We’ve been rehabbing all spring and summer. He was in North Dakota with the guys. He’s another one we need to monitor as we go. Again, we don’t play a game for a long time, so I’m not concerned.”
Even if Pederson isn’t worried, the lack of clarity on Matthews’ injury figures to leave fans on edge as training camp gets rolling.
OK, onto more links:
- Rasul Douglas enduring growing pains: McLane [Philly.com]
- Ranking backup quarterback situations for all 32 teams: Yates [ESPN]
- Five best training camp battles to watch this summer: Kempski [PhillyVoice]
- Barnett content to start from the bottom: McCaffrey [Delaware County Times]
- Eagles fortunate to have three winning QBs on roster: Fiero [Allentown Morning Call]
- Eagles’ duo hopes to follow path from college QB to NFL WR: Frank [Delaware News Journal]
- Donnel Pumphrey says Eagles want to groom him as punt returner: Kasinitz [PennLive]
- Training camp notes: Kasinitz [PennLive]
- Mack Hollins heeds advice from Carson Wentz: Kasinitz [PennLive]
- Eagles sign rugby star to fill out roster: Kasinitz [PennLive]