Allen underwent successful surgery on his torn pectoral muscle and will be out 4-to-6 months, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. That timeline would place Allen's soonest return near the beginning of the preseason, but the chances are that he will not be back until after the regular season commences. Until then, expect Timmy Jernigan to act as the Eagles' starting defensive tackle. Stay updated on Allen's recovery as training camp approaches.
Allen suffered a torn pectoral muscle last week that will require surgery, which will likely keep him out until the beginning of the regular season, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Allen suffered the injury while working out and will now be sidelined for the majority of the offseason. The Eagles have yet to comment on the injury, which reportedly happened last Thursday. The team acquired defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan from the Ravens earlier in the week, and Jernigan will likely replace Allen as the starting defensive tackle for the time being. Look for more updates on Allen's status to come throughout the offseason.
Allen will enter the starting lineup at defensive tackle in Sunday's Week 7 matchup with the Vikings, Geoff Mosher of 97.5 FM The Fanatic reports. Allen will fill in for Bennie Logan (groin), primary functioning as a run stuffer up the middle. The third-year player has accrued six tackles through five games this season.
Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is active for Sunday's game at the Giants after being listed as probable with a knee injury. Also suiting up for Philly are outside linebacker Trent Cole (hand), defensive tackle Beau Allen (shoulder), defensive end Brandon Bair (knee), tight end Trey Burton (back), linebacker Mychal Kendricks (ankle) and safety Chris Maragos.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will miss the final game of the season with a collarbone injury. It will be Foles' eighth straight game out after suffering the injury Nov. 2 against the Texans. Cornerback Bradley Fletcher is also questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants witha a hip injury. Jordan Matthews (knee), Beau Allen (shoulder), Brandon Bair (knee), Trent Cole (hand), Mychal Kendricks (ankle), Chris Maragos (Hamstring) and Casey Matthews (non-injury related) are all considered probable for the game. The Eagles are 3-point underdogs against the Giants Sunday.