A report of 13 injured players on the Eagles’ injury report this morning says the team had an “unacceptable” injury rate, which included seven players with “non-contact” injuries, two with “soft tissue” injuries and three with “muscle” injuries.
The players were listed as having left the game in the fourth quarter of a Week 1 loss to the New York Giants.
“I think the report is very disappointing,” said coach Chip Kelly, according to a league source.
According to the source, seven of the 13 players were injured in the first half.
They were listed in the following order: guard Evan Mathis (hamstring), center Riley Cooper (foot), cornerback Chris Maragos (toe), tackle Beau Allen (knee), tight end Brent Celek (ankle), and guard Evan Engram (shoulder).
The sources said a fourth player was injured on the team’s first play of the second half.
It is unclear what the injury was, but the sources indicated that the player suffered a shoulder injury.
There was no mention of the players who sustained non-contact injuries.
They are: left guard Evan Frederick (anklet), center Evan Mathieson (knees), defensive end Bennie Logan (kashua), right guard Evan Boehm (groin), right tackle Connor Barwin (groove), defensive tackle Lane Johnson (toe).
There were two suspensions for Eagles players.
Safety Jordan Hicks (anklic, hamstring), defensive lineman Ryan Kelly (kicker), center Lane Johnson, center Ryan Kelly, left tackle Evan Mathias (kickers), guard Brandon Brooks (kicks), guard Luke Joeckel (kicking), guard Evan Loomis (kills).
It is unclear if the Eagles are suspending any of their players for non-consequential issues.
We don’t know why this report was made, but it is disappointing and we are going to look into it,” Kelly said.
In the meantime, the Eagles have a three-game winning streak with the Giants and Jets and are 3-0 heading into Sunday’s game at the New Orleans Saints.
This is the first time since the start of the season that the Eagles lost two straight games.
They were 3-1 in their first three games and 3-3 in their final four.
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