While initial reports suggested that Jordan Hicks‘ pectoral injury may not be severe, an MRI has confirmed that it’s torn, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, who says (via Twitter) that the Eagles are placing the young linebacker on season-ending injured reserve. The team has since confirmed Glazer’s report (via Twitter)
Hicks, a third-round pick in this year’s draft, didn’t start out of the gate for the Eagles, but he has quickly developed into one of the defense’s top playmakers in his rookie season. In eight games, the 24-year-old has racked up 49 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and a sack.
With Hicks no longer active, the Eagles may add another linebacker to their roster to fortify the depth chart at the position. Veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans is also believed to be close to recovering from his hamstring injury and returning to action.