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Zach Ertz medically cleared to return

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles plays against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Eagles got back to work on Monday after a bye week and they welcomed back a member of their offense.

Tight end Zach Ertz said that he had an MRI on Monday morning to assess how his displaced rib was healing and that doctors have given him clearance to make a full return to football activities. As a result, Ertz says that he will be on the field when the Eagles take on the Lions in Detroit in Week Five.

Ertz’s displaced rib was under his collarbone, which left his return up to getting medical clearance as opposed to being able to tolerate any pain resulting from the injury.

Ertz caught six passes for 58 yards in the opener before getting hurt and missing the next two games. His return should help an offense that’s performed well in the first three weeks continue to perform well in Detroit and beyond.

Cornerback Leodis McKelvin was also participating in practice after missing two games with a hamstring injury. He also expects to play against the Lions.

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7 Responses to “Zach Ertz medically cleared to return”
  1. lsxsx says: Oct 3, 2016 12:57 PM

    What about Lane Johnson’s appeal?

  2. kneedragr says: Oct 3, 2016 1:23 PM

    He said his rib still Ertz though.

  3. stylzinc says: Oct 3, 2016 1:24 PM

    The Appeal is gonna be heard on 10/5.
    Glad to have 2 starters back thou.

  4. parasol monster says: Oct 3, 2016 1:37 PM

    Ertz is huge for the Eagles offense – it was only one game, but you could tell that Wentz felt comfortable having him out there. Reliable target.

    Glad that Burton wound up getting some extra reps out there though, hopefully they’re able to continually work him in.

  5. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 3, 2016 3:21 PM

    NICE Leodis AND Zach are back! Good, they need every single player to be ready, esp with dummy LANE suspended for 10 games coming soon!
    Carson is getting the ball out QUICK though! like UNDER 2.5 seconds from snap to pass, QUICK! Best in the league I THINK!

  6. ncphinsfan says: Oct 3, 2016 4:55 PM

    kneedragr says:
    Oct 3, 2016 1:23 PM
    He said his rib still Ertz though.
    —————————–
    He told me his Ribs are better, but his Ball Zach Ertz now.

  7. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 4, 2016 1:39 PM

    ncphinsfan says:
    —————————–
    “He told me his Ribs are better, but his Ball Zach Ertz now.”

    YOU sir, WON the internet for today! Congrats!! Funniest thing I’ve read in weeks!

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