Eagles-Texans Injury Report

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Here’s the injury report for Sunday’s game in Houston:


S Nate Allen (hamstring), WR Brad Smith (groin)


CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring), TE Brent Celek (back), G Todd Herremans (biceps), C Jason Kelce (hernia), LB Mychal Kendricks (calf), WR Jeff Maehl (foot), LB DeMeco Ryans (groin), RB Darren Sproles (knee), CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist)

Allen was listed as a full participant Friday after sitting out the previous three days of practice. If he can’t go, Earl Wolff is expected to get the start opposite Malcolm Jenkins.

Boykin  said on Thursday he wasn’t yet up to full speed but was confident that he would be able to play. Jenkins can slide into the slot in a pinch, and Watkins trains there as well.

Sproles appears poised for a return.  He went full all week and suggested that he was on track to play. Celek was limited Thursday with a back issue but practiced in full on Friday according to the injury report.

Herremans will attempt to play despite suffering a torn biceps against Arizona. Andrew Gardner is the likely replacement at right guard should Herremans have to come out. Kelce should make his return to the lineup, just five-plus weeks removed from sports hernia surgery.

Kendricks received a little over 20 reps last week as the staff eased him back in. The hope is that they can increase his workload against the Texans.