Sirianni: Injured Eagles have a chance to play vs. Cardinals

Posted on October 3, 2022

The Eagles have injuries galore and even though we didn’t find out any specifics on Monday, we can surmise there are no major injuries.

Coach Nick Sirianni said at his news conference Monday that he’ll let everybody know Wednesday the extent of the injuries.

“We think that everybody has a chance to play this weekend,” Sirianni said. “I don’t want to come out and say that quite yet just in case some things happen.

“But we do believe everybody has a chance to play this weekend.”

Sirianni was asked specifically about five injured players at the news conference: kicker Jake Elliott (leg), left offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder), nickel back Avonte Maddox (ankle), right guard Isaac Seumalo (ankle) and cornerback Darius Slay (forearm).


It is not known if offensive lineman Andre Dillard (forearm), eligible to come off the injured reserve this week, will be available against the Cardinals on Sunday. Dillard would have been the obvious replacement for Mailata, although Jack Driscoll did an outstanding job filling in. Driscoll, who hadn’t played a single snap this season, took 76 snaps in place of Mailata (six snaps)

  • “Don’t have to do anything quite yet,” Sirianni said about Dillard. “Still working through some things.
  • “We’ll get you guys more injury reports on Wednesday. But he’s really attacking his rehab.
  • “You know how I am, I don’t like to put a timetable on anything but he’s doing a great job. Trainers are doing a great job of working with him. He’s doing a great job of working like crazy to get back. And he’s attacking his rehab with everything he’s got.”


Elliott’s injury is potentially troublesome. The Pro Bowl kicker was injured on a roughing the kicker penalty on a made field goal. He limped off the field but returned to convert a 28-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 23-14 lead.

With two minutes to play, and with the chance to go ahead by two scores with a short field goal, Sirianni opted to go for the first down on a fourth-and-three. It is not known whether Elliott was healthy enough to attempt the field goal.

There is no other kicker on the Eagles’ roster. Depending on Elliott’s health, the Eagles could bring in another kicker this week.

  • “Obviously, we will not ever leave a stone unturned and we’ll be ready in the case that Jake isn’t able to play,” Sirianni said.
  • “Like I said, we’re hopeful that he will but we’ll be ready if he doesn’t. You can take that how you need to take that. We will be ready, though.”

Ian Rapoport, national insider for the NFL Network, reported that Maddox’s status is “up in the air” and Slay “did not suffer a major forearm injury, and he has a chance to play this week.”

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