Top Injuries To Impact Eagles 2018 Season
Mike Wallace - After Torrey Smith left Philly, Mike Wallace joined the Super Bowl champs trying to fill the same role. Mike Wallace suffered a fractured fibula within the first few weeks, leaving a gaping hole for the Eagles with Mack Hollins and Alshon Jeffery also dealing with injuries of their own. The Eagles open the season extremely limited at the wide receiver position until health starts to come about. Wallace has a chance to return later in the season, but it is going to be quite some time.
Alshon Jeffery - Alshon Jeffery was going to be a stretch to start the first few weeks of the season, and it doesn’t seem like Philly is preparing for him to be back any time soon. Jeffery will need to be 100% before they get him going again, but this is a team that needs this option back. At the moment Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz are going to be dominating targets until the time being.
Carson Wentz - Carson Wentz went down late last year, but it didn’t stop the Philadelphia Eagles. Things look a little different to start the year, but Wentz has missed the first few weeks, but is now cleared to get going again. Long injuries can create some rust, so it may take a week or two to get back in a groove. Wentz will walk into a situation with limited pass-catching options, so this could be a struggle to start the season. Things might look shaky early on, but they should get back on track in the middle of the year and moving forward.
Top 5 Injuries in Eagles Franchise History
After making it to the Super Bowl and failing to get a ring, Donovan McNabb started to have his injuries take a toll on him. He tore his ACL back in 2006, and it took the end of that season, and the beginning of the next for him to fully retire. McNabb had issues moving forward, and the injury might have been something to blame. Terrell Owens suffered a brutal injury after just getting to Philly, spraining his ankle, and fractured his fibula. He never played that year, and things began to take a sour note with Philly moving forward. Jeremy Maclin’s time in Philly was spent more dealing with injuries, especially with his leg, but also had some illness scares as well. Maclin later tore his ACL in 2013, and he got paid the year after, but in Kansas City. There are rumors Maclin is looking to rejoin the Eagles, as they need some depth at the position these days. Maclin has only put in a few quality seasons over his time in the league. Something about these Philly wideouts and their ACL’s, as Arrelious Benn tore his ACL back in 2013. He was later waved with an injury settlement, and found his time now in Jacksonville. You have also had some more recent injuries like Carson Wentz and Nick Foles, although those worked out well given they had everything else in place and eventually won a super bowl.