Eagles injury update: Bradley Fletcher returns

Eagles injury update: Bradley Fletcher returns

September 16, 2013, 12:45 pm
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Without starting cornerback Bradley Fletcher, the Eagles allowed 419 passing yards in Sunday's 33-30 loss. (USA Today Images)

One cornerback returned to practice for the Eagles, but another one is sidelined.

Left cornerback Bradley Fletcher passed all of his concussion exams and practiced Tuesday as the Eagles face a short turnaround to get ready for their Thursday night showdown against Andy Reid and the unbeaten Chiefs.

The Eagles are generally healthy and had everyone practice except for reserve cornerback Brandon Hughes, who left Sunday’s 33-30 loss to San Diego with a hamstring injury. It’s been a rough going for Hughes, who just started practicing last week after breaking his hand in the preseason and undergoing surgery.

Fletcher, who had suffered a concussion against the Redskins, was a big loss for the Eagles against San Diego, especially when corners Brandon Boykin and Hughes each left with injuries. Boykin eventually returned, but the Eagles were still thin in the secondary and had no response for Philip Rivers.

As for Michael Vick, who came out for one snap after being bodyslammed by Chargers defensive end Jarius Wynn, head coach Chip Kelly said his quarterback is feeling fine and would be full go at practice.