Zach Ertz dealing with a displaced rib

13 September 2016 Eagles News

According to the Inquirer’s Zach Berman, TE Zach Ertz, suffered a displacement of his first rib on his left side.

Unfortunately for Ertz, he will not be able to play through this injury, as HC Doug Pederson told the media.

“It’s a dangerous situation with a displaced bone,” Pederson said. “You are talking up around the neck and head area, so any type of blow again could do further damage to that. That’s why it’s a week-to-week deal to see how it heals and recovers.”

The 25-year-old TE had a solid outing in the Eagles’ home opener, hauling in 6 receptions for 58 yards. Hertz sustained the injury during the first quarter, as he was running down the sideline after a catch he chose to lower his shoulder on the defender, rather than going out of bounds.

With Ertz out of the lineup, the Eagles will plan to roll with Celek at the No.1 spot, while Trey Burton will see an expanded role in the offense. Burton dealt with a calf strain, which kept him out of the home opener, but look for the Birds too add some depth at the position with the possibility of Ertz missing multiple games.