According to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles TE Zach Ertz could miss an “extended period” after he sustained a displacement of the first rib in his left shoulder.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson referred to Ertz as “week-to-week,” but later explained that he is in a “dangerous situation” with this type of injury.
“It’s a dangerous situation with a displaced bone,” Pederson said. “You are talking up around the neck and head area, so any type of blow again could do further damage to that. That’s why it’s a week-to-week deal to see how it heals and recovers.”
This comes after Eagles HC Doug Pederson told reporters earlier in the day that Ertz is week-to-week with a rib injury.
Pederson added that it was possible that they could look to bring in a tight end while Ertz is dealing with his rib injury.
Ertz, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He’s currently in the first year of his six-year, $43.64 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $1.138 million for the 2016 season.
This season, Ertz has caught six passes for 58 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Eagles.
We’ll have more regarding Ertz’s injury as the news is available.