May 26, 2024

Philadelphia Eagles’ starting guard Landon Dickerson is set to undergo thumb surgery on Wednesday, sidelining him for an unspecified duration, according to a league source confirmed by NBC Sports Philadelphia. Despite the injury, the 25-year-old will not be placed on the injured reserve list.

The news, initially reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, signifies that the Eagles will be without their starting left guard, at least for their Christmas Day game against the Giants this week. Meanwhile, the status of starting right guard Cam Jurgens, who missed the Seahawks game due to a pectoral injury, remains uncertain for the upcoming week.

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Opting not to place Dickerson on injured reserve suggests the Eagles anticipate his return in the relatively near future, echoing a similar situation with cornerback Darius Slay, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week but is expected to return by the end of the regular season.

In the absence of Jurgens on Monday night, the Eagles turned to veteran Sua Opeta at right guard. Additionally, rookie Tyler Steen stepped in for a single snap when Dickerson had to briefly exit the game. The Eagles’ depth chart at guard also includes veteran Jack Driscoll, who has prior experience at the position, possibly providing two backup options for the upcoming Monday game.

Dickerson, drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2021 draft from Alabama, faced concerns about injuries during college, which led to his fall in the draft. Despite various injuries during his NFL career, he has shown resilience. In his rookie season, Dickerson played in 14 out of 17 games, followed by a Pro Bowl appearance last year, starting in all 17 games. In the current season, he has started the first 14 games and played 932 snaps out of a possible 958, demonstrating his durability at the NFL level.

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