Avonte Maddox might only miss a few weeks
Eagles won this season's premiere of Thursday Night Football, and while they can be satisfied with win over Packers 34-27, cornerback Avonte Maddox gave them a reason to worry. He took an unlucky hit from his teammate Andrew Sendejo, and now it looks that that injury will keep him off the field for some time.
While the team officials are staying quiet at the moment, NFL Network's Ian Rapaport tweeted that Maddox has a neck sprain. His injury is considered week-to-week, meaning he will probably miss at least a couple games. It's not that only his neck was injured, as he also suffered a concussion near the end of the game. At the moment it happened, his injuries looked scary. But, when he moved his limbs and started joking with his teammates, everyone was put at ease. He was transferred to a local hospital in Wisconsin, but he was out soon. He even traveled back to Philadelphia with his teammates.
While he is sidelined, newly-signed Orlando Scandrick will take his place at the nickel cornerback spot. During the training, he was already practicing playing at this position, even before Maddox was injured. Unfortunately for the team, there are other cornerbacks that are currently out. Ronald Darby will also be out for at least a few weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury. On the other hand, Sidney Jones also suffered the same injury on Thursday, and his current condition is not known. Finally, Jalen Mills has injured foot and is considered PUP, while Cre'Von LeBlanc (also foot injury) is on IR.
That means that Eagles currently have only three cornerbacks ready to play, and these are Scandrick, Craig James, and Rasul Douglas. That's why it's likely that the team will make another roster move and try to keep their title dreams high.