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It's not ideal, but things could be a lot worse for the Eagles' rookie.
DeVonta Smith damaged his knee in practice on Saturday and is listed as week to week on the team's injury report. The good news is that the team doesn't appear to be concerned about this being a long-term issue, and they don't expect it to hinder his progress.
According to Adam Schefter, DeVonta Smith is anticipated to miss two to three weeks due to an MCL sprain. The Eagles' first preseason game is against the Steelers on Thursday, August 12. Thus, it appears that the rookie will miss all three preseason games due to the injury.
Obviously, this isn't wonderful news, and the rest of the wide receiver corps remains in limbo, but second-year WR Jalen Reagor has returned to practise after missing the first few days of team exercises.
Smith was also practising with special teams on punt return, but coordinator Michael Clay said it was more of a “good to be prepared” situation for the first-round draught pick than a regular plan.
The good thing is that he spent a lot of time this offseason with Jalen Hurts, so they already had a solid level of connection and rapport before he was injured. So, as we approach closer to the preseason, let's hope he'll be back on the field in no time and with no lasting difficulties.