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Doug Pederson updates Carson Wentz’s lower-body injury


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Doug Pederson updates Carson Wentz’s lower-body injury

 Doug Pederson on Tuesday afternoon said Carson Wentz’s lower body injury is nothing to worry about. 

It sounds like Wentz might not practice this week as the team rests him up for the opener on Sept. 13 in Washington. But Pederson said his quarterback will be ready to go for Week 1. 

"Obviously what Carson is working through right now is nothing major,” Pederson said. "It’s minor, it’s day to day. This is actually a good time for this week to rest. As you guys know, if we played a game on Thursday, a preseason game, he wouldn’t play this week anyway. We’ll hold him back. 

"This is really a good time for him to really rest and for the majority of our starters to rest and prepare themselves for next week. I have no issues with where Carson is and where he’s headed. He’ll be ready to go.”

That matches the early word on Wentz’s injury: That it’s a soft tissue injury and the Eagles are just being cautious with their franchise quarterback. They expect him to be ready for the season opener in 12 days in Washington. Wentz did not participate in Sunday’s scrimmage at Lincoln Financial Field. 

Official word from the Eagles is that Jalen Reagor (upper body injury) is week to week. NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark reported that Reagor has a small tear in his shoulder that won’t require surgery, but he’s expected to miss the beginning of the season. Reagor got hurt at the scrimmage on Sunday at the Linc.

The Eagles have been using "upper body” and "lower body” to describe injuries during training camp. Once they make final cuts and get into a real game week, they’ll be required by the league to give more detailed injury reports. 

The Eagles will practice this afternoon around 3 p.m. They are past what is officially considered training camp, which means reporters will no longer be permitted to watch all of practice.


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