Philadelphia Eagles ailing after discouraging loss to Seahawks

Several key Philadelphia Eagles players are hurting.

The Philadelphia Eagles were beaten, both literally and figuratively, against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Several key players left the game with potentially significant injuries, including Darren Sproles, Ryan Mathews, Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Leodis McKelvin. Multiple other players exited the game Sunday, but were able to return to action.

Doug Pederson said Sproles is dealing with a rib injury, but it isn’t expected to keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. Mathews, however, is day-to-day with a knee injury, which could mean the Eagles will use a heavy dose of Kenjon Barner and Wendell Smallwood against the Packers.

Vaitai is week-to-week as he recovers from an MCL sprain. This comes at an unfortunate time for Vaitai, who has improved drastically since making his debut earlier in the season against the Washington Redskins. With only four weeks left in Lane Johnson‘s suspension, it’s entirely possible that Vaitai may have played his last snap as the Eagles’ starting right tackle this season. With Vaitai out, Allen Barbre will fill in at right tackle and Stefen Wisniewski will play left guard.

McKelvin suffered a head injury Sunday and is currently in the league’s concussion protocol. If the oft-injured McKelvin is unable to suit up against the Packers, expect rookie Jalen Mills to once again take over on the outside.

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