Philadelphia has all the talent needed to not only make the playoffs, but go deep toward a possible Super Bowl appearance. The problem last season—and it looks like it carried over into this year—is that the team’s best players couldn’t stay healthy.
With preseason injuries to stars like Michael Vick and Nnamdi Asomugha, the concern is real.
Here are the latest updates on the biggest names on any Eagles fan’s radar. Check back for more as news breaks.
After a serious collision in Eagles training camp Monday afternoon, Philadelphia’s star cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha, was left motionless on the ground for several minutes, according to Lehigh Valley Live.
Asomugha staggered to his feet after slowly sitting up and was carted off the field for further testing.
Nnamdi Asomugha suffered lip laceration and sore neck and is being evaluated for concussion, #Eagles said.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 13, 2012
Eagles are indoors for morning walk-through. Does not appear that Nnamdi Asomugha is among the CBs— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) August 14, 2012
While the injury had many of the players, coaches and fans terrified of the thought of the Eagles without Asomugha in the lineup, there is little doubt that the team will hold him out as long as he needs to get healthy so that he is back for Week 1.
Asomugha will likely not miss any regular-season time.
After smashing his throwing hand on the helmet of one of his offensive linemen during the team's first preseason game Saturday, Eagles QB Michael Vick underwent X-rays on his battered thumb.
Lucky for everyone in the Philadelphia organization, the X-rays came back negative, according to Adam Schefter via Pro Football Weekly.
Exhale, Philly. RT @profootballwkly: Eagles announce that X-rays on Michael Vick's left thumb were negative.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 10, 2012
Vick returned to the team’s practices and walkthrough and looks like he will be available for the team’s matchup against the New England Patriots Monday, Aug. 20, but nothing has been made official.
After playing in parts of just 13 games last season, the Eagles were hoping to keep Vick away from the injury bug in 2012. With an injury in his first appearance of the year, there has to be concerns about the team’s future with Vick under center.
If the veteran can stay healthy, the offense will be one of the best in the NFL.
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