Eagles injury update: Fletcher misses 3rd practice

Eagles injury update: Fletcher misses 3rd practice

September 12, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Bradley Fletcher hasn't practiced since sustaining a concussion on Monday. (USA Today Images)

It’s looking more and more as if cornerback Brandon Boykin will start the home opener for the Eagles against the Chargers.

Left cornerback Bradley Fletcher missed practice Thursday for the third straight day as he continues to recover from a concussion he sustained Monday night against the Redskins.

If he can’t go, the Eagles will likely go with Boykin, the second-year corner who has manned the nickelback job since his rookie season. The Eagles haven’t ruled out Fletcher for Sunday’s game.

“That's an ongoing process, especially with an injury such as Fletch's,” coach Chip Kelly said before practice. “That's all in the doctor's hands and there's also an independent [neurologist] that will see him, and if they say he can play, then we'll make some decisions as a coaching staff on where he is.”

Offensive tackle Dennis Kelly remained a limited participant at practice and is expected to miss the game. Reserve cornerback Brandon Hughes, who hasn’t played since undergoing surgery on his fractured hand, fully practiced again and should be able to dress against the Chargers.