Todd Herremans is gone for the year, the Eagles are forced to accept that and move on. But they do have other players banged up for their upcoming Sunday afternoon matchup with the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field. Today, the Eagles announced rookie running back Chris Polk will be out this week due to a toe injury. He is currently in a walking boot and on crutches at the Novacare training center. The loss may not seem critical, but Polk made a huge special teams play last week against the New Orleans Saints on a kickoff. The Eagles have struggled on special teams at times this year.
Another special teams standout, Mardy Gilyard, will miss the game as well due to a nagging hamstring issue. Gilyard missed the Saints game as well due to this same injury. Both Gilyard and Polk were key contributors on special teams.
Also guard Danny Watkins will not play again this week due to an ankle injury. Watkins return is anxiously awaited by the Eagles due to their struggles on the offensive line.
Although the Eagles have more than their fair share of injuries, the Cowboys are a bit banged up themselves. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was a limited participant in practice today due to a foot injury, but he is not expected to play this week. Another key injury for "America's Teams" is to center Phil Costa. Costa is nursing an ankle injury and not expected to play either. The Eagles know the impact of losing a center (Jason Kelce), so that injury could play a pivotal role in this Sunday's contest.
We will continue to monitor the injury status as gameday approaches.
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