This comes after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Ertz suffered a fractured rib during Philadelphia's 17-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16. The Eagles can clinch the NFC East title with a win over New York thanks to the head-to-head victory over Dallas.
Philadelphia has persevered through a number of injuries in the aerial attack, including long-term ones to wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson.
It will have to do so again with a playoff spot hanging in the balance in the final regular-season game. Fortunately for the Eagles, tight end Dallas Goedert thrived in the win over the Cowboys with nine catches for 91 yards and a touchdown and will be asked to play significant snaps again with Ertz sidelined.
This is still a significant blow for Philadelphia considering Ertz is one of the league's best tight ends.
The three-time Pro Bowler has 88 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns after posting 116 receptions for 1,163 yards and eight scores a season ago. He was also a key cog for the 2017 Eagles team that lifted the Lombardi Trophy, scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.