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Injury update on Peters, Jernigan

December 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm

No Eagles’ game would be complete without new injuries — not even their best victory of the season. 

The Eagles lost both left tackle Jason Peters and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan on Monday night in their 28-13 win over the Washington Redskins, but speaking Tuesday, head coach Doug Pederson offered up good news on both players. 

Pederson said that he expects both Jernigan (back spasms) and Peters (lower-body) should be good to go for this Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. 

Pederson said that Peters, who left the game with just a few minutes to play, was rolled up on by other players, causing the lower-body injury. Peters limped off the field with trainers, but didn’t seem to be in any pain after the game in the locker room. Peters played well against the Redskins prior to suffering the injury. 

As for Jernigan, his status seems slightly more up in the air, considering he was a full participant in practice throughout the week leading up to the game vs. Washington, only to come out immediately and spend the rest of the night on the sideline. Jernigan missed the first 10 games of the season with a back injury. 

All of the injured Eagles have only a short week to get ready for Dallas, as they are coming off of the Monday night game and play this Sunday. Linebacker Jordan Hicks and cornerback Avonte Maddox are both considered day-to-day, while Pederson said that cornerback Jalen Mills might still be a little bit further away from playing. 

The Eagles will have one day off this week, and will practice twice prior to their big game against the Cowboys, a game that will decide who is in first place in the NFC East. 

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