Jenkins, Peters Leave Practice Early

Nolan Carroll and Malcolm Jenkins. (Jeff Fusco)

Nolan Carroll and Malcolm Jenkins. (Jeff Fusco)

Two of the Eagles’ best players, Malcolm Jenkins and Jason Peters, left the practice field early Thursday with injuries.

It’s a hamstring for Jenkins and a quad for Peters, the team revealed afterwards.

Jenkins was covering Jordan Matthews  one-on-one when he pulled up, then walked gingerly to the sideline. He grabbed the back of his leg while talking to a trainer, was examined briefly in the tent and then went indoors. Ed Reynolds replaced Jenkins in the secondary during the team drills immediately following the injury.

Jason Peters, meanwhile, was slow to get up following a run play. He observed practice from the sideline for a while before eventually going indoors. Matt Tobin jumped in at left tackle in his absence.

The fact that it’s his quad has to be a little concerning. That was the listed injury last year when he was in and out of the lineup and unable to round into his usual form. He explained in November that while the pain was in his quad, the root of the problem apparently is in his back.

“I pinched that nerve in my back. Anytime you pinch a nerve, you’re going to go down pretty tough,” he said at the time.

Peters did not speak after practice and we don’t know for sure whether this is related to what he went through last year. We’ll relay any info once we get it.

“Hopefully he’s healthy,” said Lane Johnson. “We’ll see.”

“He’s been playing well, he’s been doing good, he’s been feeling good.”