According to sources who spoke with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, wide receiver DeVonta Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles hurt his leg during the game on Sunday.
Although Smith’s injury is not significant, it might interfere with his preparation for the New York Giants away game in Week 18.
After the Eagles’ devastating 35-31 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, this game is crucial.
Smith passed 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season with three receptions for 30 yards in a game, but the Philadelphia Eagles now need to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in order to win the NFC East.
When DeVonta Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles was seen by CBS Sports leaving the team’s locker room with a stick and a helmet on his right leg, he was able to avoid suffering a catastrophic injury.
According to ESPN, Smith sustained a minor concussion during Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but the injury was not considered life-threatening.
Smith sustained an ankle injury during a third-and-19 bubble screen pass to Kenneth Gainwell from the Cardinals’ 29-yard line during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s defeat.
Smith might miss his debut game since the Eagles need to defeat the Cowboys in Week 18 to win the NFC East.
Whether the Eagles win the NFC East or advance to the wild card round, Smith must have a tremendous postseason performance.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that DeVonta Smith, a wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles, is “believed to have a weak foot.”
The Eagles were disappointed that they were unable to end the Cardinals’ 12-game home winning streak in addition to Smith’s injury. In the NFC playoff race, Dallas is presently leading, while Philly is in fifth place.
In the event that the Eagles lose their game against the New York Giants in Week 18, which will be slightly more challenging without Smith, they will have no more cushion.
In terms of catches (81) and receiving yards (1,066), Smith is tied with AJ Brown for second place on the squad after seven games.
In three games during the playoffs the previous year, the 25-year-old demonstrated his worth as a secondary target by collecting 15 receptions for 197 yards and a touchdown.
The Enquirer was notified on Monday by league news that DeVonta Smith was by himself during the final minutes of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
During the Eagles’ second drive behind Kenneth Gainwell on third-and-19, the third-year running back sustained an injury. Jake Elliott’s 43-yard field goal gave the Eagles the victory in the match.
Smith had three catches for thirty yards at the end of the game. On Monday, Smith will have another examination to determine the full extent of the injuries.
Coach Nick Sirianni reported that Smith was still on crutches and wearing shoes when he was seen on Monday. He’s just like our group, Sirianni remarked.
During his 50 games of participation, he caught 240 receptions for 3,178 yards and 19 touchdowns.