Philadelphia Eagles Zach Ertz should return from injury by week one

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Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly has revealed his tight end Zach Ertz will not play any part in any preseason games due to a core muscle injury, but he will be able to play in their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

The possible starter is being given time to recover so that he is in the best condition possible once week one of the new season arrives on September 14.

Kelly said according to "Zach has a core muscle injury and he's probably going to be out for a couple weeks. I think he'll be back for Week one but I think now, he's out. He's with Dr. Meyers now. It'll be a couple weeks with him. But he's not gonna play in the preseason."


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Ertz is currently seeing a sports hernia specialist called Dr. Williams Meyers, the same doctor that did Houston Texans running back Arian Foster’s groin surgery.

Kelly never announced though if the tight end needs any kind of surgery. If he did, a return by the season opener could be a little far-fetched, as core injuries can take longer to recover from than the time scale he gave.

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Ertz has been part of the Eagles offense since the arrival of Kelly in Philadelphia. Since being drafted by the team in the second round of the 2013 draft, the 24-year-old has recorded 1,171 yards and seven touchdowns from 94 receptions.

He is also a good blocker as well, and plays a contribution to the successful running game they have at the Eagles. However, he isn’t as good as starter Brent Celek, which is why he doesn’t play as much as he would like to. Ertz only played 50 per cent of offensive snaps last season.

He’s been trying to break out of his fellow tight end’s shadow for some time and become the starting tight end for the team, so missing the preseason opportunity to prove himself will be a huge setback for him.

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