With only three days to recover from a concussion suffered Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Ertz was able to progress to a limited showing in Wednesday's practice, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, Ertz was unable to complete all phases of the league's protocol for head injuries. His next opportunity to suit up arrives on Dec. 6 in New England.
Zach Ertz (concussion) will not play in Thursday's game against the Lions, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ertz was quickly cleared to participate in team meetings, which suggests he has a good chance to be ready for Week 13. However, with the Philadelphia Eagles facing a short turnaround ahead of a Thanksgiving contest, Ertz simply doesn't have enough time to make it through the NFL's concussion protocol. His absence will likely leave more snaps and targets for Brent Celek, with Trey Burton serving as the No. 2 tight end.
If a concussion is severe enough, the affected player will often miss at least a few days of meetings, in addition to being held off the practice field. Ertz isn't practicing and still faces an uphill battle to be ready for Thursday's game against the Lions, but it does at least seem that he's already making progress. If Ertz doesn't play, Brent Celek and Trey Burton will likely get a few more opportunities in the passing game.
Zach Ertz is not expected to play against the Lions on Thanksgiving, Howard Eskin of FOX 29 reports.
Ertz had turned into the Philadelphia Eagles ' primary tight end receiving target in recent weeks after starting the season slow after a pre-season injury. He suffered his concussion midway through the Eagles' loss to Tampa Bay, exiting the game with two catches for 12 yards.
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