Philadelphia’s Monday night game against the Washington Commanders not only ended in a game loss, but worse — a player loss.
During the referee’s careless missed face mask penalty, tight end Dallas Goedert suffered a shoulder injury. The injury will now put him out for an extended length of time as the Eagles try to gain back their win streak.
DALLAS GOEDERT SUFFERS INJURY
Despite beginning the game with a 7-0 lead, the Eagles were trailing by five points in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game. A short pass from quarterback Jalen Hurts unfortunately didn’t make it securely to Goedert, as he was dragged to the ground by his face mask. Officials, however, missed the blatant penalty (even though they were looking directly at it).
While Washington recovered the ball, Goedert was able to get medical attention, but remained in the game until the Eagles left the Linc with a 32-21 loss.
Goedert will undergo additional testing, but will require multiple weeks of rehab. Luckily, the tight end’s shoulder injury will not be season-ending, but it will certainly hinder Philadelphia’s offense.
The 27-year-old finished the night with three catches for 23 yards and one touchdown. He was on track to earn his first Pro Bowl this season as his production is within the top-five among tight ends across the league.
This season, Goedert has 43 receptions, 544 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. He also leads all top-25 tight ends with 12.7 yards per catch.
With Goedert out, Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra will see more reps. Also up for play is Tyree Jackson whose 21-day window is open, as he returns from the physically unable to perform list after a season-ending ACL tear.
The Eagles will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium next for their Week 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 20.