The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of injuries for their Sunday night matchup against the New York Giants. The Eagles will need all the healthy bodies they can have for this game. Now lets take a look at how beat up the Eagles really are:
LeSean McCoy, RB (Rib): Probable
McCoy has been listed as probable for this week’s game, although he hasn’t seemed to have any limitations. That said, he already gets about 10 less carries than he should, and one can only think that he’ll get even less against the Giants.
Jamar Chaney, LB (Knee): Probable
This 3rd-year OLB suffered a knee injury in Week 1 against the Browns and has not played yet. On the Eagles defense, aside from new acquisitions DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks, the Eagles are severely lacking at the LB position. Chaney has participated in practice and is listed as probable. With the injury to starter Akeem Jordan, Chaney will likely step in to start at the weak side on Sunday night.
Riley Cooper, WR (Collarbone): Questionable
Cooper has not played a single snap all season, but this week that may change. He participated fully in practice and is questionable for the game against the Giants.
Derek Landri, DT (Knee): Probable
Landri, a veteran DT suffered a knee injury against Baltimore but is likely to play. He has not had a sack all year, so Eli better watch his back.
Jeremy Maclin, WR (Hip): Probable
Maclin did not play last week against the Cardinals so that he could heal his knee and he is on track to play this week against the Giants. Maclin has had a TD in each of his games this season and you can believe that he will be a difference maker on Sunday, either with his lack of participation or with a big game.
Damaris Johnson, WR (Foot): Probable
Rookie receiver Damaris Johnson had a big game last week with 5 receptions for 84 yards, and with the possibility of Maclin being limited this week, he will be a much-needed player for Michael to throw to.
Trent Cole, DE (Shoulder): Probable
Trent Cole is without a doubt a big factor on the Philadelphia defense. He can get to the quarterback or he can even stop the running back at the line of scrimmage from time to time. If he is unable to play, this would be devastating for the Eagles, because they cannot allow (Eli) Manning to have time in the pocket. Philly fans can expect Cole to play.
Akeem Jordan, LB (Hamstring): Out
Jordan has 7 tackles this year and he suffered a hamstring injury in the game against the Ravens so he did not play against the Cardinals. Jordan won’t be the difference between a win and a loss but his presence would improve the Eagles’ defense.
Other Notable Injuries:
King Dunlap, OT (Hamstring) is out. Jon Dorenbos, LS (Ankle) is questionable. Colt Anderson, S (Knee) is doubtful.