Eagles wideout Jalen Reagor has run into more injury trouble. The first-round pick has a torn thumb UCL, the team announced Wednesday. While Reagor returned to action in Week 2 after suffering this injury, he appears set to miss extensive time.
The Eagles are expected to place the rookie on IR, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets, and Sirius XM Radio’s Adam Caplan indicates this is expected to be a six- to eight-game injury for Reagor (Twitter link). Reagor is expected to undergo surgery, and the current plan appears to be a return after the Eagles’ Week 9 bye, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram notes.
The injury follows Reagor’s shoulder labrum tear, which kept him out for much of training camp. It is the latest blow to an Eagles team that has run into extensive injury issues on offense.
Already down Alshon Jeffery coming into the season, Philadelphia has lost three starting offensive linemen — Brandon Brooks, Andre Dillard and Isaac Seumalo — and was without Lane Johnson and Miles Sanders in Week 1. Jeffery is not expected to make his return in Week 3, per the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane (on Twitter). The veteran wideout did return to a limited practice Thursday, however.
This injury sidelined Drew Brees for five games last season, and it appears Reagor will need similar recovery time. This is a familiar situation for the Eagles, who were down their top three receivers late last season. Those circumstances helped prompt the team to use its first-round pick on Reagor, who has caught five passes for 96 yards over his first two games (both starts).
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