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Report: Zach Ertz medically cleared for Wild Card round

Eagles tight end will reportedly play vs. Seahawks after being cleared of kidney injury

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz suffered a kidney laceration and a cracked rib that kept him out Week 17, but he has healed enough to be cleared and will play against the Seahawks according to NBC Philly’s Derrick Gunn..

Ertz had a small cut on his kidney that has healed according to NBC Philly’s John Clark. He has been wearing a flak jacket at practice. We have no confirmation on if he’ll wear it during the game, but it seems likely.

If Ertz is a full go, Dallas Goedert will lose out on some targets but has played full time with so many injuries to Eagles’ receivers. Joshua Perkins would move back to the bench.