Philadelphia Eagles starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks went down with a right knee injury in the first quarter of the 27-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, and Kendricks needed to be taken into the locker room for testing. Kendricks was ruled out of the game, but the Eagles didn’t miss a beat thanks to some fantastic play from veteran ILB DeMeco Ryans, whose highlight of the night was a diving interception to seal the game for the Eagles.
According to CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank, Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis stated that both Mychal Kendricks and starting cornerback Bradley Fletcher are day-to-day. Fletcher’s status is no surprise, but it’s great to hear that Kendricks’s knee injury isn’t expected to cost him any games. He’s been an integral part of the Eagles defense this season due to his athleticism, and the talented 23-year-old Cal product already has 68 tackles and three fumble recoveries on the season as one of the league’s most active inside linebackers.
The Eagles face the rival Washington Redskins next week, and learning that Kendricks will most likely play next week is great news. He could have easily suffered a serious knee injury that could have caused him to miss time, so the Eagles dodged a bullet by not losing a significant part of their defense for an extended period of time.