According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero, tight end Dallas Goedert of the Eagles will miss “extended time” due to a shoulder injury sustained on a contentious play during Monday’s defeat over the Commanders.
According to Garafolo, the pass-catcher for the Eagles won’t likely be out for the entire season, but he will at least be sidelined temporarily. The report contained no additional information regarding the timing for his recovery.
Goedert received a throw from Jalen Hurts over the middle of the field to get a first down early in the fourth quarter. But he stumbled after being struck from behind by two Washington defenders, one of whom grabbed his facemask. The Commanders appeared to return the giveaway for a touchdown after recovering the ball.
After the play, Goedert stayed down until Philadelphia trainers arrived to help him. He did not get up.
The touchdown was removed off the scoreboard after a review of the play determined that the Washington defender who recovered the ball had been knocked down by contact. Goedert’s facemask was pulled during the tackle, which was also plainly visible on video, however officials failed to flag the play and were unable to impose a penalty during the review.
Soon after the fumble, the Commanders kicked a field goal, and they went on to defeat the Eagles 32-21 for their first loss of the year. With the victory, Washington raised its record to 5-5 while the Eagles fell to 8-1.
In nine games this season, Goedert, a fifth-year pro, has caught 43 passes for 544 yards and three touchdowns. Given that he ranks second on the club in receiving yards and is tied for second in receiving touchdowns, his absence will leave an obvious void in Philadelphia’s attack.