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Report: Goedert suffers thumb fracture, Ertz has ‘upper body’ injury

Eagles fans shouldn’t worry, but their two top tight ends aren’t 100 percent at the moment.

Dallas Goedert #88 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs during training camp at NovaCare Complex on August 17, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Yong Kim-Pool/Getty Images

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.

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.