As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 11, they'll have to do so without one of their best players. Star tight end Dallas Goedert is sidelined with a fractured forearm and won't be able to suit up for the Super Bowl LVII rematch.
While that's obviously bad news for the Eagles, at least the team received an encouraging update over the weekend on Goedert's status going forward for the rest of the season.
Dallas Goedert Injury Update
Fortunately for Philadelphia, Goedert does not need to go on the injured reserve and is expected to be back within 4 games.
While that was already known, head coach Nick Sirianni provided some more clarity around Goedert's potential return timeline.
According to Sirianni, Goedert could be able to return for Dec. 10's showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. He could possible return a week earlier than that against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 3.
Either way, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer notes that "the Eagles seem pleased with his recovery so far."
This is all great news for Philadelphia, as Goedert is one of the most important players on the offense. Prior to going down, the veteran tight end had racked up 38 catches on 52 targets for 410 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in 9 games, serving as a terrific third option in the passing game behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith.
Getting Goedert back at some point in December will hopefully enable him to finish the season on a high note and be ready to go for the playoffs.
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