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Impact of Wolff and Kendricks injuries
Safety Earl Wolff isn't expected to play next Sunday against the Redskins. (USA Today Images)
Updated: 5:40 p.m.
Rookie free safety Earl Wolff's knee injury is most serious of the injuries the Eagles suffered during their win over the Packers Sunday in Green Bay, general manager Howie Roseman said Monday night.
Roseman, on his weekly 94 WIP radio show, called Wolff's injury "a multiple-week injury" but did not identify exactly what the injury is or what Wolff's timetable to return is. The Eagles face the Redskins Sunday, then have a bye.
Roseman said the status of the other two players who got hurt Sunday, tackle Jason Peters (quad) and linebacker Mychael Kendricks (knee), remains unclear, although he said neither injury is believed to be as serious as Wolff's.
Earlier in the day, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly indicated that Peters and Kendricks both expect to play against Sunday against Washington at the Linc.
Kelly said several times at his regularly scheduled day-after-the-game press conference that he didn’t have any updated injury information but later conceded that both Peters and Kendricks had told him they expect to play Sunday. Kelly also said he was hesitant to put much credence in their remarks, since Michael Vick and Patrick Chung both believed their injuries were short-term but have turned into long-term issues.
Peters left the game initially with a head injury and then with a quad injury. Kendricks left with a knee injury suffered on the Packers’ second offensive snap.
“That's one thing, they feel like they're pretty good and they're ready to go,” he said. “But it's the same thing. We've dealt with it. That's why I'm not going to make statements because we thought Pat was going to be a week or two deal, then that lingered. I thought Mike was going to be a short deal. That's gone on.
“I'm not an expert, so I just defer to ... the doctors and training staff to tell us how long they're in, how long they're out. Sometimes they look a little bit worse than they are.”
Kelly said he was going to meet with trainer Chris Peduzzi after his Monday press conference. Kelly doesn’t meet with the media again until Wednesday morning.
Kelly said it was his understanding that neither Kendricks nor Wolff had suffered an ACL injury, so there’s that.
“Mychal said he felt good, didn't think there was anything big‑time wrong with him, but we'll see,” Kelly said. “Jason said he's going to play. But every time Jason’s had anything, he's told me he's going to play. But the one thing about Jason is he has played. He hasn't missed any time since I've been here.”
As for Vick, Kelly said only that the veteran quarterback worked out at Lambeau before the game Sunday and is feeling better but won’t be a full participant in practice Tuesday.
“I don't think he'll go,” Kelly said. “He'll try to test it. He ran. I watched him. He got a good workout yesterday at Lambeau running around a little bit.
“He said it feels better. He will not be full tomorrow. We'll see if we can get a feel for what he can do and what he can't do. I know he won't be full tomorrow.”