After wide receiver Jordan Matthews was forced out of last Friday’s practice with a knee injury, Eagles coach Doug Pederson downplayed the severity of the injury by saying Matthews was “just going to be sore” for a couple of days.
It’s been a couple of days and it seems that there’s more concern in Philadelphia than just a big of soreness for the team’s top receiver. Pederson said on Monday, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, that Matthews will be sidelined for a few weeks and that the team hopes that he’ll be able to play in their third preseason game against the Colts on August 27.
Matthews was hurt on a low hit by rookie defensive back Jalen Mills in the same practice that saw tight end Zach Ertz leave for a concussion evaluation after another low hit from rookie Blake Countess. That led Ertz to call for younger members of the team to pay closer attention to where they’re hitting their teammates.
Pederson also said that he expects left tackle Jason Peters and safety Malcolm Jenkins back at practice next week after they got dinged in another practice last week. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks joined a growing list of injured Eagles on Monday with a hamstring issue.