Jackson Still Limited With Ankle Injury
DeSean Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury and was a limited participant at practice for the second straight day.
“Yeah, he hurt his ankle,” said Chip Kelly prior to Thursday’s session. “We’ll see what he can do and what the effects are, but he just rolled it or tweaked it or whatever, but he’s going today.”
Michael Vick (hamstring), Donnie Jones (left foot) and Casey Matthews (hip) were also limited. Vick will not play this week.
Damaris Johnson missed Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury but was listed as a full participant today. Jake Knott (hamstring) was the only player unable to practice Thursday.
Patrick Chung (shoulder), Jon Dorenbos (groin), Nick Foles (concussion), Jason Peters (shoulder, finger), Chris Polk (shoulder) and Cedric Thornton (knee) were all full-go.
Chung, though, is no sure thing as he continues to deal with a nerve injury in his shoulder.
“It’s his feel for what he can do. He can run around full speed. It’s can he take a hit and we’re not hitting full speed. He was a little bit more aggressive today in pads because he’s got to test himself a little bit,” Kelly explained. “He’s doing some work on the sled to see how it responds to that, and we’ll see. I think it’s frustrating for Pat. If you saw Pat last week in practice, he played look squad receiver and he played look squad DB and flew around and took every single rep, and we couldn’t get him out, and he’s running around full speed. It’s just can he take a hit, and he’s still trying to gauge that a little bit. He was pretty physical yesterday in practice and it’ll be interesting to see how he responds. But we’re hopeful that we can get Pat back this week.”
If he can’t go, rookie Earl Wolff will get the start once again.