Philadelphia Eagles injury report: Stefen Wisniewski questionable, everyone else good to go
Philadelphia Eagles’ Stefen Wisniewski runs during practice at the team’s NFL football training facility in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles starting left guard Stefen Wisniewski hasn’t been through a full practice this week while nursing an ankle injury, and he’ll be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Nobody else is on the injury report. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and defensive end Steven Means returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday with illnesses, and they’ll both be available Sunday, head coach Doug Pederson said.
Wisniewski exited last week’s win over the Rams early with an ankle injury, and in his absence, the left side of the Eagles’ offensive line struggled. Chance Warmack replace Wisniewski at left guard and Isaac Seumalo got a crack at it after Warmack proved ineffective, but neither players turned in a strong outing against Rams all-pro defensive end Aaron Donald.
Pederson said Friday that the Eagles could start Warmack or Seumalo if Wisniewski can’t play against New York, and he didn’t definitely tab either one as the top option. Seumalo started the first two games of the year at left guard but sputtered; Warmack started in Week 3 and has been the primary backup to Wisniewski since the veteran out of Penn State won the job.
In any case, the Eagles will hope to shore things up on their offensive line as quarterback Nick Foles makes his first start of the season in place of MVP candidate Carson Wentz, who underwent surgery this week for a torn ACL.
Philadelphia clinched a playoff berth and the NFC East title with last week’s win, but a victory over New York would be meaningful. It’d sew up a first-round bye for the Birds, and if the Vikings lose Sunday, an Eagles win would guarantee them the top seed in the NFC and home-field advantage through the playoffs.
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