Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Josh Huff suffered a shoulder injury in the team’s recent preseason game against the New England Patriots, and there was initially some fear that Huff would miss a significant amount of time. Although X-Rays turned up negative, Huff wasn’t in the clear, but today we have received some positive news from the horse’s mouth regarding the injury to the third-round pick.
According to the Eagles official Twitter account, head coach Chip Kelly confirmed that Huff avoided any broken bones or fractures, and he added that the Oregon Ducks product will not need surgery, “Nothing broken, no surgery for Josh Huff- it’s a rehab situation.”
That’s nice news, but it doesn’t mean Huff is out of the woods yet, because we still haven’t heard any specifics about the injury. The “rehab situation” part of it doesn’t really clarify anything, because the Eagles could even slap Huff with the redshirt if the injury is significant enough. We’ll have to wait and see, but hopefully the rookie’s injury isn’t anything that will cost him too much time. Roster spots are valuable, and Huff could revert to IR if things are bad enough. But since he doesn’t need surgery, it looks like that won’t be the case.
Huff had some issues catching passes in training camp, but he did have a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown in the team’s preseason opener with a four-yard reception to boot. A backup wideout, Huff is known for his blocking and special teams ability, so he’s still some development away from being a solid contributor to the Eagles offense.