After an impressive preseason debut that included a kickoff return for a touchdown, Oregon product Josh Huff’s second preseason game didn’t go so well.
After getting nailed on a first quarter kickoff return, bouncing off the hit and then being taken to the ground as he appeared to almost pull himself down, the 2014 third-round pick left the game with what was deemed to be a shoulder injury. As he walked off the field, Huff grimaced in pain, but it looked like all he really did was get the wind knocked out of him. With injuries questions about Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper already, it would have made sense if the Eagles decided to hold Huff out just as a precaution, even if he only had the wind knocked out of him.
After the game, Chip Kelly didn’t have an answer on Huff’s injury status.
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) August 16, 2014
I’m aware that Chip was trying to coach an NFL game tonight, albeit preseason, but he really doesn’t know about Huff’s injury that occurred in the first quarter? If he just had the wind knocked out of him, Chip would have known that by the second quarter.
It’s possible that Huff is still feeling a little tender, and will miss practice for a few days, but gets an MRI and doesn’t have any serious injury. It’s also possible Chip knows that Huff is headed for more of a medical examination to determine the degree of his injury, which would be really bad for an already depleted receiving core.
Stay tuned, as we will continue to monitor Huff’s injury. None of us want to be in the situation where Damaris Johnson makes the Eagles roster because of any sort of injury to Huff.
Update: 8/16 2:00 PM EST: Here is the latest on Huff’s injury, which it doesn’t appear we will get an answer on today.
Chip said he didn’t know how bad it was. Andy Reid gave injury updates. Chip doesnt. RT @jhac57 any news on Josh Huff ?
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) August 16, 2014
I think Chip meets the media on Sunday. Day off for players today RT @Bmyers3317: When can we expect an update on Josh Huff?
— Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) August 16, 2014
Update 8/17 1:30 PM EST: Chip Kelly gave us an update on Huff today.
Didn't see Josh Huff (shoulder) at practice or in locker room. Chip said X-rays were negative, but under impression he could be out awhile.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 17, 2014