Eagles Injury Update: Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles Day to Day; Big Week for Alshon Jeffery

Doug Pederson was pretty happy when he started his press conference on Wednesday morning. He knew there wouldn't be any more questions about Carson Wentz's health. 

"The galaxy is in balance now," Pederson said. "You guys can relax." 

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Wentz will get the full complement of first-team reps this week and make his 2018 debut on Sunday against the Colts. 

But there were some other injury nuggets from Pederson's press conference: 

Jay Ajayi

The Eagles' lead running back got hit in his lower back during Sunday's game and was in pain after he toughed it out. Just before he went to get some treatment, he said, "My s--- is f-----." 

But, according to Pederson, Ajayi is day to day. "We'll see where he's at, at the end of the week," Pederson said. He might be able to play. 

Darren Sproles

Pederson said Sproles (hamstring) is also day to day but is "a little bit longer." That makes it seem likely the Eagles' running back is more likely to miss his second straight week. 

Alshon Jeffery 

It doesn't seem like Jeffery (shoulder) will play this weekend, but he is definitely getting closer to returning from that torn rotator cuff and subsequent surgery. 

"He's a lot like Carson was a couple weeks ago, being able to get back into the mix and do some 11-on-11 stuff," Pederson said. "This will be a big week in that regard."

Getting Jeffery back in 11-on-11s is the step before getting him back for games. This is an important development. 

Jason Peters

The future Hall of Famer left Sunday's game early with a quad injury he suffered during the previous week. Pederson said he expects to have The Bodyguard this week vs. the Colts. 

Jordan Matthews

The Eagles officially brought back their former draft pick on Wednesday morning. Matthews, when he was cut by the Patriots in August, was dealing with a hamstring issue, but is healthy now. Pederson said Matthews looked good in his workout and the doctors didn't see any issues when they checked him out. 

Mike Wallace 

To make room for Matthews on the roster, the Eagles moved Wallace to IR with that fractured fibula. Pederson called him "week to week" but didn't rule out a possible return later in the season. The Eagles are allowed to bring back two players from IR per season. They might have some decisions to make later this year.

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