Eagles Injury Update: Fletcher Cox (ankle) Held Out of Practice

Fletcher Cox, dealing with a left ankle injury, was held out of practice Wednesday as the Eagles prepare to face Washington on Sunday.
While head coach Doug Pederson said Cox will get a rest day Wednesday, the team expects him to be fine to play this weekend. The same holds true for Leodis McKelvin (left hamstring) and Bryan Braman (left shoulder AC sprain), who both missed practice Wednesday too.
“We’ll go ahead and just hold [Cox] out of practice,” Pederson said. “He’ll be fine for the game. All three of these actually will be fine for the game. But just want to give him extra rest today.”
Cox, the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Month in September, has certainly lived up to his huge new contract that he signed in the offseason. Through four games, Cox leads the Eagles with four sacks, to go along with 11 quarterback hurries.
McKelvin’s left hamstring is the same one that kept him out for the second and third game of the season. He tweaked it against the Lions and missed some time, but was cleared to return late in the game.
Pederson said a few players who were “nicked up” during the Lions' game — Dorial Green-Beckham, Bennie Logan and Jalen Mills — were all full practice participants Wednesday.
Running back Ryan Mathews, who has had a nagging ankle injury early in the 2016 season, is also fine, according to Pederson.
“No, he’s 100 percent,” the head coach said. “He’s healthy, came out of the game healthy. He’s good to go.”

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