By Harry Allison
Here’s the latest on the Eagles walking wounded for tomorrow night’s Giants game at the Linc:
Eagles left guard Allen Barbre (above) is expected back from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the past two games.
Barbre, who coach Doug Pederson said “looks good” is one of four players listed as questionable for tomorrow night’s game. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews (ankle), guard Isaac Seumalo (ankle) and tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) are also questionable, but Pederson was confident they would all be ready for the Giants.
Running back Darren Sproles, who missed last week’s 27-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion, is expected to be back as well.
“It’s definitely a blessing to have the five guys back on the offensive line,” Pederson said of Lane Johnson. “When we lost Lane back in the fourth week of the season we marked this date as his return. We were hoping to be in better shape when he got back.”
The Eagles were 3-1 when Johnson’s suspension began. They went 2-8 in the 10 games he’s missed.
Pederson didn’t seem to think the missed time would affect the right tackle and that he wouldn’t be on a play count.
“We expect him to be out there (the entire game),” the head coach said. “It’s tough with the short week, but some times that’s better to just get back out there.”