ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier this week that Ertz, who suffered the damage in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens, was anticipated to overlook three to 4 weeks.
Ertz, who was harm within the second half of Sunday’s loss, tried to reenter the sport after initially injuring his ankle and having it taped, however he pulled up whereas operating a route within the fourth quarter and was unable to complete.
He’ll miss at the very least three video games on injured reserve. The Eagles play the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys the following two weeks after which face the Giants once more on Nov. 15 following a Week 9 bye.
The NFL commerce deadline is Nov. 3. Any considered buying and selling Ertz, who’s at a stalemate with the Eagles over a contract extension and has voiced his frustration publicly, is sophisticated by the damage and the IR designation.
Ertz, 29, entered the season with extra catches via the primary seven seasons of his profession (525) than every other tight finish in NFL historical past. The three-time Professional Bowl choice had a gradual begin to his 2020 marketing campaign, nevertheless, posting 24 catches for 178 yards and a landing via six video games.
In a corresponding transfer, the Eagles activated offensive lineman Matt Pryor off the reserve/COVID-19 checklist. He had been positioned on the checklist Friday after coming in shut contact with somebody who had examined constructive for the virus.
As a result of he did not get observe reps this week, coach Doug Pederson recommended it was unlikely Pryor would return to his position as beginning proper guard for Thursday’s recreation in opposition to the Giants. Sua Opeta seems in line for the beginning.