Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that Wallace (lower leg) hasn't been ruled out for the season despite being placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The Eagles will be able to activate two of their IR players later in the season, with Wallace, receiver Mack Hollins (groin) and tight end Richard Rodgers (knee) currently populating the list of options. Wallace represents the most significant of those losses, so if he takes meaningful steps forward in his recovery from surgery to repair a fractured right fibula, he would likely be earmarked for one of the two spots. With that in mind, Wallace's progress will bear monitoring over the next two months, as he could make a late-season impact for the Eagles as a downfield threat.
The Eagles placed Wallace (lower leg) on injured reserve Wednesday. The transaction doesn't come as much of a surprise after Wallace underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right fibula, which he sustained in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Wallace becomes the third Eagles player to land on IR, joining fellow wideout Mack Hollins (groin) and tight end Richard Rodgers (knee). The Eagles will be able to activate two players from IR in the second half of the season, but it's unclear if Wallace has a realistic shot at returning in 2018 following the procedure. Wallace's rest-of-season outlook should become more apparent based on his activity over the next two months, but for the time being, his multi-week absence further cripples an injury-ravaged wideout corps. Philadelphia signed slot man Jordan Matthews to address its dwindling numbers at receiver, which may result in Nelson Agholor playing outside more frequently going forward.
Wallace reported via his personal Twitter account that he had surgery to repair a fractured fibula he suffered Sunday against the Buccaneers. Wallace still hasn't been placed on injured reserve, but he will likely land there soon. The Eagles currently have three healthy wideouts -- Nelson Agholor, Shelton Gibson and Kamar Aiken, with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) possibly returning in the next week or two -- so they will bring in Jeremy Maclin for a workout, John Clark of NBC Philadelphia reports.
Wallace has a fibula fracture that will sideline him for at least the next few weeks, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The wideout won't be placed on IR, pending additional testing, but that potential outcome has not been ruled out. In any case, Wallace is out indefinitely, and with Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) still week-to-week, it's pretty clear that the Eagles need to bolster their depth at wide receiver.
Wallace may have suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the Eagles' loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The receiver is scheduled to undergo further testing Monday as the Eagles look to determine the extent of the injury. Wallace was spotted in a walking boot after the contest and is currently being labeled out indefinitely, so even if the follow-up tests deliver positive news, it appears safe to conclude he won't play Week 3 against the Colts. With Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) still on the mend and Mack Hollins (groin) on injured reserve, Wallace's injury only further weakens what was already a thin wideout group. While Philadelphia may look to boost its numbers at the position via trade or free agency, Nelson Agholor currently profiles as the team's No. 1 healthy wideout. Unproven youngsters DeAndre Carter and Shelton Gibson are also likely to take on heightened roles in the passing attack, at least until Jeffery is cleared to return.
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