Cox, Kendricks both unlikely for Sunday
December 27, 2012, 2:18 pm
Rookie Mychal Kendricks said Thursday he’s only in stage two of the Eagles’ five-stage concussion recovery program, which essentially guarantees that he’ll be unable to play in the season finale against the Giants Sunday.
The Eagles haven’t ruled out Kendricks or Fletcher Cox, who also suffered a concussion this past Sunday in the loss to the Redskins, but neither has been practicing, and it doesn’t appear either will be able to play.
Kendricks moved from weak-side linebacker to strong-side three weeks ago, with Jamar Chaney moving into the lineup at strong-side linebacker. Akeem Jordan, benched when Kendricks switched positions, is expected to start at weak-side linebacker against the Giants.
Kendricks said he’s feeling better than earlier in the week but also remains overly sensitive to light. During an interview in the locker room Thursday, he asked TV cameramen not to shine any lights in his direction.
The injury will likely keep Kendricks from becoming the first Eagle on defense to start 16 games as a rookie since Corey Simon in 2000. Cornerbacks Roynell Young (1980) and Eric Allen (1980) are the only other rookies on defense to start 16 games for the Eagles since 1960.
Among those who've started 16 games on offense for the Eagles as rookies are offensive linemen Bernard Williams in 1994, Barrett Brooks in 1995, Tra Thomas in 1998, Doug Brzezinski in 1999 and Jason Kelce in 2011.
Jeremy Maclin, who left practice Wednesday after hurting his knee, sat out on Thursday, but he’s still expected to play. Tight end Evan Moore was also sitting out practice on Thursday with an unknown injury.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:42 PM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:40 AM
Moore probably has a bruised sternum from the ball hitting him in the chest on that final drive against the redskins.