The Philadelphia Eagles tight ends will miss some time after Dallas Goedert fractured his thumb and Zach Ertz deals with an “upper body injury.” Information on Ertz’s injury isn’t clear and it looks like Ertz might be working on a new deal as well.
The good news is that neither injury appears to be of the longterm variety, as Goedert should be okay practicing sooner than later while wearing a splint.
#Eagles TE Dallas Goedert suffered a hairline fracture in one of his thumbs in practice this week, source said. It's not a major injury. Could be back with a splint as soon as next week.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 21, 2020
From Inside Training Camp Live on @nflnetwork: #Eagles TE Zach Ertz sat out today's practice with an upper-body injury. Doesn't sound overly concerning, though why risk anything in a fully-padded, live practice before a new deal gets done, right? pic.twitter.com/fL1rGYMSqJ— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 21, 2020
Ertz is a primary receiver for Carson Wentz and is perennially a leader across the board in tight end statistics while Goedert is just behind Ertz. In the Eagles offense, they often use 12 personnel, which allows both Goedert and Ertz to be on the field at the same time. That showed last season when Goedert caught 58 passes for 607 yards and five touchdowns.
Both tight ends are integral parts in the Eagles offense and will be given as much time as needed to heal. After these two, the Eagles have Josh Perkins and Noah Togiai in the tight end room.