Eagles' Jason Peters avoids major injury; Tim Jernigan to return to practice after missing game with back spasms
Peters avoided major injury when his leg was rolled on in the fourth quarter against Washington.
Jason Peters watched the end of the Eagles’ 28-13 win over Washington from the sideline Monday night and Tim Jernigan was in the locker room, but there was no concern about the health of either player Tuesday.
Peters avoided major injury when his leg was rolled on in the fourth quarter. Coach Doug Pederson said Peters is “day-to-day” and “should be fine.” Peters has battled injuries this season, but he has not missed a start. The future Hall of Fame offensive tackle, who could be in his final season with the Eagles, lives in Texas during the offseason and has a long-told distaste for the rival Dallas Cowboys. He will be eager to play this weekend with first place in the NFC East on the line.
Jernigan did not play Monday after suffering back spasms in pregame warm-ups. He watched the first half from the sideline before going to the locker room. Pederson said after the game that the Eagles were being cautious with Jernigan, who missed the first 10 games while recovering from offseason neck surgery.
"He’s doing fine,” Pederson said. “He’s still going to be in the mix. Would expect him to be available this week, and we’ll see tomorrow when we get back on the field.”
There could be other good news on the injury front. Linebacker Jordan Hicks is getting close to returning from a calf injury that has sidelined him the past two weeks. Pederson said Hicks is “day-to-day” and the Eagles will see how he progresses this week. Defensive back Avonte Maddox is also close to returning from knee and ankle injuries that kept him out the past two games.
It sounds as if it will be a longer absence for cornerback Jalen Mills, who has already missed a month with a foot injury.