The Philadelphia Eagles finished their Week 3 game last night with an upsetting loss to NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys. After a slew of mistakes, bad play calling, and loss of motivation, the Eagles will return home to Philadelphia now 1-2.
The team also lost their veteran left guard Isaac Seumalo after a Lisfranc injury. The news was confirmed by Mike Garafolo this afternoon.
#Eagles G Isaac Seumalo will require season-ending surgery on a Lisfranc injury, team says. Rough for the team’s battered offensive line.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 28, 2021
ISAAC SEUMALO’S SEASON-ENDING INJURY
With just under four minutes left in the Eagles-Cowboys game on Monday night, left guard Isaac Seumalo went down and was carted off with what was described as a foot injury.
Head coach Nick Sirianni did not provide updates on Seumalo’s injury; however, teammate Jason Kelce became emotional when talking about Seumalo following the Eagles’ loss.
Kelce stated, “It was tough. That’s a guy that’s really been underappreciated for a long time. He does a lot for our [offensive line] room, our unit; he’s a special person. He’s having a great year and I know he’ll bounce back, and be a tremendous player again, but yeah, it was hard to watch him get carted off the field.”
So far this season, Seumalo has played 169 offensive snaps and accrued three penalties. He’s allowed zero sacks to second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts who had a difficult time with this last night.
A FALLING OFFENSIVE LINE
With Seumalo now ruled out with an injury, the offensive line is thin. The Eagles lost right guard Brandon Brooks with a chest injury in Week 2. He is currently on the injured reserve list. Left tackle Jordan Mailata is also out with a knee sprain he acquired during practice last week.
Kelce stated, “It’s the business. That’s the sport, especially the offensive line. It’s a physical position, man. Bodies are falling all over the place. What do they say, the injury rate in the NFL is 100 percent?”
He continued, “Obviously, I wish Brandon and Isaac and Jordan were healthy, but you don’t get that. You get what you get, and I’m happy to go out there with the guys that I have out there. It’s an opportunity to go out there and play ball together, an opportunity to watch the tape, get better and get ready for the Chiefs [next week].”
This week, rookie Landon Dickerson started for Brooks, and former first-round pick Andre Dillard was in for Mailata. Nate Herbig was Seumalo’s replacement. These players will likely remain going into Week 4.
The Eagles will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at home on Sunday, October 3 at 1:00 PM.