More injury news on the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line, as starting guard Todd Herremans could miss the entire preseason due to a foot injury.
Eagles coach Andy Reid described the injury as “a stress reaction in a bone in his foot just above the arch,” noting that it could be a four-week injury. The Eagles will be without three starters along the line in Thursday’s preseason opener — RT Shawn Andrews (back) and RG Stacey Andrews (knee) will also be held out. Shawn Andrews has been sidelined with a back injury, which Reid described as “getting better.” Reid said Stacey Andrews, who is being held out for precautionary reasons after knee surgery, has been practicing.
Nick Cole will start at left guard, with Max Jean-Gilles at right guard and Winston Justice at right tackle.
“You know how I am with the continuity of the offensive line; I think that’s very important,” Reid said. “It was good to get them out here for a couple of practices, with the exception of right tackle. So far Winston has had a very good camp. I’ve always gone with what’s out here and we roll and we go play. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I wouldn’t want them all out here practicing.”
A few other Eagles notes:
- Reid said his starters will play a quarter and a half against the Patriots.
- Backup QB Kevin Kolb (knee) is among those who will be held out Thursday. Kolb sprained a ligament in his knee Monday, and is considered day to day by Reid. Also sitting out will be DE Trent Cole (shoulder), DE Victor Abiamiri, DT Trevor Laws, RB Brian Westbrook and TE Matt Schobel.
- Reid said it will be determined today when rookie TE Cornelius Ingram, who has a torn ligament in his left knee and likely is out for the season, will have surgery. It will likely happen in the next few days, and will most likely be performed by Dr. James Andrews, according to Reid.