Four days after Josh Huff was injured returning a kick in the Eagles’ second preseason game against the Patriots, and we finally have an answer on what is wrong with the rookie out of Oregon. Just no real clarification on any sort of timetable.
Coach Kelly: “Nothing broken, no surgery for Josh Huff- it’s a rehab situation.”
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 19, 2014
Josh Huff said his shoulder isn’t separated; he has an A/C sprain, unsure of return timetable.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) August 19, 2014
So Huff’s injury becomes a wait and see. He obviously won’t play this week against the Steelers, which doesn’t bode well for when he does get healthy, and it’s too early to tell anything about the Eagles’ week four preseason game against the Jets.
What we do know is that the Eagles need to get Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper to stay on the field this week (especially Maclin) and get some serious snaps come Friday night. I wasn’t anti-Chip when the team released DeSean Jackson, but I thought it was because the team had a serious contingency plan. Cooper and Huff’s injuries first off, don’t seem major, but are unavoidable. If Maclin is going to be this fragile all year, and he seems to be in his own head so much that he can’t even finish a practice session, I find it hard to believe that the organization didn’t see that coming.