NFL Injury Analysis: Banged-up Eagles Look for Relief
NFL Injury Analysis: Banged-up Eagles Look for Relief

This article is part of our Injury Analysis series.

 Eagles Offense

Injuries are clipping the wings of the Eagles offense with the normal starters at each skill position nursing an assortment of ailments.

It starts at quarterback with Carson Wentz, who injured his throwing hand on a tackle attempt. It looks as though he avoided any serious damage as X-rays on the area were negative. The Eagles are listing the injury as bruised middle finger on his right hand. The injury shouldn't impact his grip, and he should be readily available against the Dolphins. The favorable matchup will give him a chance to rebound from a rough performance against the Seahawks.

Wentz's productivity could hinge on the health of his wideouts. Both Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor were in street clothes Sunday as their team struggled to move the ball against Seattle. Jeffery has been nursing an ankle injury while Agholor's problem is with his knee. The duo was reportedly trending upward late last week but were ultimately late scratches. The late-week improvement should be seen as a positive, but it's hard to get a good gauge on how things will look this week with Philadelphia remaining tight-lipped on specifics. 

Philly's ground game is also hurting with Jordan Howard still dealing with a shoulder injury. The injury has been referred to as a stinger with the effects of the issue lingering. A stinger is a nerve-related injury that involves the bundle of nerves located between the neck and upper extremity. The associated symptoms are pain and numbness that can

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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