With the Eagles closing in on a Saturday night NFC wild-card showdown with the New Orleans Saints, decisions on players on the bubble of playing due to injuries, will need to be made sooner, rather than later.
Safety Earl Wolff, looking to avoid missing his second straight game with a knee injury, is one of those players. And from the sound of things, his prospects of playing Saturday aren’t very good.
Earl Wolff still thinks he can play Saturday. Time is getting short for him to practice, which Chip Kelly said was necessary.
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 1, 2014
Due to this week being a short week, Wolff would likely have to practice tomorrow if he was going to play on Saturday night.
Even if Wolff suits up, he might not be in good enough health to start Saturday. Defensive-coordinator Billy Davis may be forced to use Patrick Chung for a majority of the defensive plays. Hopefully if that situation occurs, Davis won’t send an all-out blitz and leave Chung in a one-on-one situation with Jimmy Graham or Marques Colston, like he did last week with Dez Bryant.
Wolff, has been bothered by a right-knee injury, since he first injured it in the Eagles week 10 win over the Green Bay Packers. He missed weeks 11-15 before returning for the Eagles 54-11 beatdown of the Chicago in week 16. In that game, Wolff re-aggravated his injury, which caused him to miss last week’s win over the Cowboys, and could very deter him from playing in his first-career playoff game on Saturday.