They seem to be dropping like flies out at Lehigh University this year and it is quite discouraging. However, are the injuries we’re currently seeing with the Eagles anything we should be terribly worried about?
There have been a number of Eagles players missing sessions, days, etc. at Training Camp since the full team reported at the end of last week. These include a number of impact players like DeSean Jackson and Asante Samuel. None of these injuries have been extremely serious (knock on wood), but they are happening in a quantity which makes you fearful.
I have always been torn about the way Andy Reid runs his Training Camp. The Eagles have one of the more physical camps and have a lot of contact drills. I believe this is necessary because the players need to get that feeling back after being away from it for an extended period of time.
It amazed me to watch the Hard Knocks series last year with the Cowboys and how they have a camp without contact. You can view this as a situation that may help cut down on a lot of injuries, but at the same time it is surprising.
Hopefully because these injuries are happening early, they won’t happen later. It also let’s the team be more cautious with all the injuries.
With none of the injuries seeming to be that serious, it appears that everyone should be able to bounce back. However, it’s never good to hear that players are getting injured.