Eagles Get Huge Reed Blakenship Injury Update After Week 14 Game

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Philadelphia Eagles have received some big injury news on Reed Blankenship after their Week 14 game.
The Philadelphia Eagles have received some big injury news on Reed Blankenship after their Week 14 game. / (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Philadelphia Eagles' banged-up secondary was dealt another blow on Sunday, as safety Reed Blankenship left in the second quarter with a knee injury. Considering how it looked and how troublesome the MetLife Field turf is, many feared the worst.

Now Philadelphia has received a big update on the undrafted rookie's health.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo provided some good news on Blankenship Monday morning. The safety has a low-grade sprain and won't need a trip to the injured reserve list.

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This is a major sigh of relief. Placing Blankenship on IR would've knocked him out for the next four games, effectively ending his regular season. Though there's no timeline on when he could return, the short-term recovery expected means he may be back sooner than later.

Blankenship has become a key contributor in the secondary with C.J. Gardner-Johnson on IR due to a lacerated kidney. The rookie recorded an interception on Aaron Rodgers in Week 12, then started the first game of his career in Week 13. He then got the start again on Sunday, but was forced to exit early.

Marcus Epps and K'Von Wallace are the only remaining healthy safeties currently on the Eagles' roster. It'd be no surprise to see Philly make a signing or promote someone from the practice squad to fill the hole left by the absences of Gardner-Johnson and Blankenship in the coming weeks.

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