After recovering from an Injury, Quez Watkins Returns to Practice

After missing Wednesday’s practice with sickness, Eagles receiver Quez Watkins was back on Thursday. He had restrictions.

For their Week 3 match against the Washington Commanders on the road, the Eagles are again in excellent health.

Watkins wasn’t the only Eagles player returning to practice after missing time due to injury; Haason Reddick (knee) and Avonte Maddox (back) rejoined the team. Once again, their options were constrained.

On Thursday afternoon, the Eagles trained outside despite a bit of drizzle.

On Thursday, the Eagles also distributed some much-needed downtime. The following veterans, A.J. Brown, Fletcher Cox, Landon Dickerson, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, Darius Slay, and Josh Sweat, were restricted.

The Eagles have not had to employ injured game classifications like questionable, doubtful, or out during the season’s first two weeks.

After recovering from an Injury, Quez Watkins Returns to Practice

Andre Dillard, the Eagles’ backup left tackle, recently fractured his forearm and required surgery, but it is the only significant injury the team has suffered. Despite this, Dillard is now on injured reserve but is anticipated to be back this season.

In the meantime, the Commanders in Washington are coping with several casualties. This is what they had to say on Thursday:

Not having done any rehearsals: DE Injuries: DT Daniel Wise, Casey Toohill (concussion) (ankle)

To a Small Number, Only in DE Abdominal surgery by James Smith-Williams and G Saahdiq Charles (shoulder)

Total: DT Injuries: Jonathan Allen (groin), S. Kam Curl (thumb), and Wes Schweitzer (hamstring)

The addition of Smith-Williams to Thursday’s injury report is significant. He has been the Commanders’ starting left defensive end through two games this season, and he recorded a sack in Week 2.

Washington’s good fortune continued on Thursday as Schweitzer could participate fully after being sidelined earlier in the week. If Schweitzer is fit to play, he will take over the center. Chase Roullier, the Commanders’ starting center, went down with a knee injury last week and is now on injured reserve.

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