Jordan Mailata “dodged a bullet” with shoulder injury, could play Sunday

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When Eagles left tackle Jordan Mailata went for tests after leaving last Sunday’s win over the Jaguars with a shoulder injury, he was preparing to hear worse news than doctors delivered this week.

Mailata told reporters on Thursday that he thought the injury was a serious one after his shoulder had to be popped back in, but, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inqurer, said that he learned he “dodged a bullet” when the results came back. He said they showed a day-to-day injury and that he could be in the lineup for this Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Mailata didn’t practice on Wednesday, but said he took part in a walkthrough on Thursday morning.

Jack Driscoll replaced Mailata during the Jaguars game and the Eagles also designated Andre Dillard for return from injured reserve this week, so he could be another option in the event Mailata isn’t able to play.

4 responses to “Jordan Mailata “dodged a bullet” with shoulder injury, could play Sunday

  1. Mailata is very good, but as long as Stoutland is coaching our O line, then we’re alright.

  2. Even if he can play this weekend, let Driscoll start. Unless he is needed give him another week of rest to get closer to 100%.

  3. Great news. He likely isn’t needed like that this weekend. Would much rather him fully heal than rush back. We’re gonna really need him 100% vs that Dallas defense.

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