The Philadelphia Eagles could have a huge problem on their hands, but they likely won’t because they were already prepared for something like this to happen.
On Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers, something happened that probably scared most Eagles fans.
C.J. Gardner-Johnson, the league’s interception leader, left the game early with an injury. It didn’t look good, and there was no telling how long he would be out, but the main thought around the league before the news came out was that the safety would definitely miss some time, we just didn’t know how long.
Now, we know that he will miss some time with a lacerated Kidney, per Tom Pelissero.
Gardner-Johnson’s first reaction to the news was a post he made on Instagram that read, “I’ll be back.”
Source confirms CJ Gardner Johnson is going to miss some time with a lacerated kidney but it is not expected to end his season. First reported by @TomPelissero— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 29, 2022
CJ says “I’ll be back” pic.twitter.com/s5ovb65vqd
The Eagles were prepared for something like this to happen. That doesn’t mean they knew Gardner-Johnson would get hurt, it just means they have great depth at the position.
“We like the room,” Nick Sirianni said. “We like the guys on the practice squad. …We’re always doing anything we can do to help make the team be successful, but I really love that room. I have a lot of confidence in that room.”
If the coach isn’t worried about the depth, then we shouldn’t be either.
Look at the last game, for example. Yeah, Reed Blankenship gave up a few bad plays, but he also baited Aaron Rodgers into throwing an interception. Let’s not forget too, he was an undrafted rookie, so he is still developing.
This team will be fine, because the Eagles prepared for it by having depth.
Head Coach Nick Sirianni speaks to the media. https://t.co/1730ARkCDh— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 30, 2022
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