Last Friday, there were concerns that Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox had torn his pectoral muscle during their victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, subsequent tests did not provide a more positive outcome. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, it has been determined that Maddox will need surgery to repair the injury. This decision comes after an MRI and consultations with additional medical professionals deemed it the best course of action. As a result of this injury, Maddox will be out indefinitely and may potentially miss the remainder of the season.
At the beginning of the season, Maddox held the crucial position of the Eagles’ primary slot cornerback. He had already amassed eight tackles and forced a fumble prior to being sidelined. In his absence, Mario Goodrich stepped in during the game against the Vikings, while Josh Jobe took over for James Bradberry, who was unable to play due to a concussion. Furthermore, the team was also without safety Reed Blankenship last week. With this in mind, it is possible that the Eagles may need to acquire some new players to ensure they have a well-stocked roster for their upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, scheduled for next Monday.