Mike Wallace's Leg Injury Diagnosed as Fractured Fibula; No Timetable to Return

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 6:  Mike Wallace #14 of the Philadelphia Eagles drops a pass as Robert Alford #23 of the Atlanta Falcons defends during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 7, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eagles defeat the Falcons 18-12.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Monday that wide receiver Mike Wallace suffered a fractured fibula during the team's 27-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, per Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Eagles are not putting Wallace on injured reserve, however, and Pederson said the team will run more tests on the injury to determine how long he'll be out of action, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Berman added that Wallace "still needs to go through some more tests. As of now, Pederson isn't looking at this like a season-ending injury. He said a few weeks and team is not putting Wallace on IR."

The Eagles have been decimated by injury at wide receiver. Star wideout Alshon Jeffery has yet to play this year as he recovers from a shoulder injury, while Mack Hollins in on injured reserve after undergoing surgery this offseason for a hernia.

Even pass-catching scatback Darren Sproles missed Week 2 with a hamstring issue.

That has left Nelson Agholor, Shelton Gibson, DeAndre Carter and Kamar Aiken at wide receiver for the Eagles for Carson Wentz as he resumes starting duties in Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts. Wentz will also have other options in the passing game, such as tight ends Zach Ertz and Goedert, or running back Corey Clement, but the Eagles likely will be on the market for another wide receiver.

The Eagles now have a largely unproven group at wideout outside of Agholor, making it likely some addition to the position is coming.

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