Eagles Injury Update: Jordan Hicks, Jason Kelce Return as Eagles Near Regular Season Finale

Updated: 3:19 p.m.

Jordan Hicks (calf) and Jason Kelce (knee) were back on the practice field on Friday after missing Thursday's session and are listed as questionable for Sunday. 

Head coach Doug Pederson said both were given rest on Thursday. 

Philadelphia Eagles

Complete coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles and their NFL rivals from NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Fletcher Cox Ready to Take More Snaps and Eagles Might Need It

Carson Wentz Playing More Like Ol' Gunslinger Brett Favre

Hicks had a little inflammation in his injured calf, but was a limited participant in today's indoor practice. Hicks returned last week in a limited fashion after missing the previous four games. 

Kelce popped up on the injury report with a knee injury this week and was also limited on Friday. 

"He'll be good," Pederson said. "He'll practice today. We'll see where he's at on game day."

Here are game statuses for Sunday: 

Out: LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), G Isaac Seumalo (pectoral), WR Mike Wallace (ankle), QB Carson Wentz (back)

Questionable: DE Michael Bennett (foot), LB Jordan Hicks (calf), C Jason Kelce (knee), T Jason Peters (quadricep)

Rest has been a theme during the last few weeks of preparation. In fact, Pederson the last two weeks has actually eliminated Wednesday practices in favor of walkthroughs with the goal of keeping his decimated team healthy. 

As a former player, Pederson said he would think about how he would handle a team if he were ever in that position and is doing this to rest his players so they can play on Sundays. He has had previous coaches back off reps, but going to walkthroughs is his own idea. 

Late last season, players actually went to Pederson and asked to put the pads back on and he obliged. He said if they make the playoffs, there's a chance they could do that again, but based on not having a bye week in that scenario, that seems unlikely. 

Some more notes: 

• Isaac Seumalo (pec) is out, so Wiz will start at left guard. 

• Mike Wallace came through his first practice in months fine and was limited on Friday. He has already been ruled out as he recovers from that broken fibula. If Wallace plays again this season, it would be in the playoffs … if the Eagles get there. 

• Michael Bennett (foot) missed practice for the third straight day. He has been missing practice time and has been questionable for about a month now. But he keeps playing on Sundays, which is all the Eagles can ask for. He's officially questionable. 

• Jason Peters (quad) was at practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. The expectation is for him to start on Sunday, but Halapoulivaati Vaitai has to be ready to go in, which has been a theme all year. Peters is questionable. 

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

More on the Eagles

Copyright CSNPhily
Contact Us