Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Reid: Dr. Thinks Herremans Will Be OK

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Thursday that he isn't concerned about any of the team's recent injuries, other than the obviously serious ruptured Achilles' tendon suffered by safety Marlin Jackson.

Reid: Dr. Thinks Herremans Will Be OK

Left guard Todd Herremans visited a noted foot specialist in Charlotte. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Left guard Todd Herremans visited a noted foot specialist in Charlotte. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Thursday that he isn't concerned about any of the team's recent injuries, other than the obviously serious ruptured Achilles' tendon suffered by safety Marlin Jackson.

Reid said left guard Todd Herremans had some soreness in his left foot, which was repaired last August, so Herremans went to see foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte today. Reid said Herremans sought Anderson's opinion last year, before undergoing surgery by Dr. Steven Raikin of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson.

"The doctor thinks it's going to be all right," Reid said, presumably referring to Anderson.

"That happens, you get a little cramp here and a cramp there," Reid said, when asked about the "tweaks" that have taken middle linebacker Stewart Bradley (calf) and running back LeSean McCoy (ankle) out of this week's OTA. "Other than (Jackson), I'm not concerned." 

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"I'm fine with depth. We have plenty of people in those spots who can play."

Bradley attended the Eagles Youth Partnership's Playground Build at Wister Elementary in Germantown, wearing a white pressure stocking on his left leg, with a diagonal strip of tape supporting his calf muscle. Bradley said he feels he jut got dehydrated and his muscle seized up during Tuesday's workout. He's taking some time off, to be cautious, he said.  

"My leg just cramped up, really," he said.

Herremans, meanwhile, Tweeted from Charlotte that "the beef brisket down here is off the chain!!"

Previously, Herremans Tweeted: "just a  checkup. Making sure everything looks good."

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Today's playground build at Wister  Elementary was one of the most ambitious the Eagles have undertaken -- the Germantown school has a much larger concrete play area than previous schools.

"It was a huge yard with nothing on it," said Eagles Youth Partnership Executive Director Sarah Martinez-Helfman. Murals, a play structure, a turf field, and gardens were added.

Martinez-Helfman was excited about the Partnership's partial sponsoring of a "socialized recess coordinator" to work full time at the school in the fall.

Les Bowen Daily News Staff Writer
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