Halfway through training camp, their injury list reflects the tremendous amount of effort the players have given so far in practice.
Added to the injury list from today’s practices include running back LeSean McCoy, wide receiver Jamel Hamler, offensive tackle Todd Herremans, linebacker Jamar Chaney, and safeties Nate Allen and OJ Atogwe.
None of the injuries is serious, so don’t have any panic attacks about the Eagles not having their key players ready for the start of the season. In fact, of all the injuries the Eagles have had at training camp, and this list includes wide receivers Riley Cooper and Ron Johnson, defensive ends Trent Cole and Jason Babin and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, I’d say that only Johnson definitely won’t be ready for the start of the season.
In fact, he won’t play at all this year, but from a football perspective, the injury is basically irrelevant to the Eagles.
Getting on to today’s injuries…
Running back LeSean McCoy just left practice with cramps and should be fine.
Wide receiver Jamel Hamler left with a right hamstring injury. The team has not yet announced the severity of his injury but it’s likely pretty minor.
Offensive tackle Todd Herremans missed all of practice with a right shoulder injury, so rookie Dennis Kelly took his spot with the first team offense.
Linebacker Jamar Chaney headed into the locker room with a hamstring injury that will need an MRI, the Eagles say. Chaney had just been named to the first team nickel defense today too. Rookie Mychal Kendricks, who starts at strongside linebacker, took the spot of Chaney on the nickel defense.
Safety Nate Allen left with cramps, while OJ Atogwe left practice early with a right groin injury.
The Eagles also worked out defensive tackle Morkeith Brown from Temple.
The injuries were severe enough that head coach Andy Reid decided to cancel the live hitting session in the afternoon.
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