Eagles suffer injuries to Alonso, Thornton, Kendricks

September 22nd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Filed under Eagles, Football, NFL, Sports.

After coming off one of the worst losses in recent history this past Sunday, it seemed like things couldn’t get much worse for the Eagles. However, the punches to the guts of Eagles fans keep on coming.

Mychal Kendricks, Cedric Thornton and Kiko Alonso, three key players of the Eagles front seven, are reportedly all hurt and could miss extended time.

Thornton reportedly broke his 4th metatarsal in his right hand during the Eagles 20-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday. The injury reportedly could keep the defensive end out for 2-3 weeks. With Thornton out the Eagles will most likely have Taylor Hart and Vinny Curry fill the void of Thornton.

Kendricks suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to Dallas on Sunday, which forced him to leave the game and never return. The injury doesn’t seem to be serious though, and Kendricks could play Sunday against the New York Jets, according to Howard Eskin:

While this injury is still added frustration and adds on to the misery of Sunday, the fact that Kendricks feels he could possibly suit up on Sunday is fantastic. Losing Kendricks for any kind of extended time would force the Eagles to be really thin at inside linebacker.

Finally, there are conflicting reports about Kiko Alonso, and the reports are pretty far apart in the severity of the injury to the newly acquired linebacker. Alonso left the game against the Cowboys with a left knee injury, and was ruled out in the second quarter. Rumors began to come out that the injury to Kendricks may have been another ACL injury, but nobody knew the extent of how bad.

Last night a report from NFL insider Mike Garofolo stated that Alonso’s season could be “in jeopardy”:

However, as the night went on reports started to surface that the injury to Alonso may not be as severe. According to Howard Eskin, Alonso’s injury is a sprain and would keep him out for 2-4 weeks:

More reports have surfaced more in line with Eskin’s, however, nothing has been confirmed by the Eagles and surgery may still be an option.

As we get further into this week the injury reports should become clearer as we get more information, but for now Eagles have a lot to worry about heading into a tough showdown with the Jets this Sunday, and may need a huge blessing from Pope Francis when he makes his visit later this week.


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