Eagles LB Jordan Hicks suffers hand injury

Philadelphia Eagles middle linebacker Jordan Hicks.

Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks injured his hand during his honeymoon in Greece, a league source confirmed Friday. Hicks slipped and fell, a source said, and the injury should heal in three to four weeks, which corresponds with the start of training camp.

The news was first reported by PhillyVoice.com, which said that Hicks sent team doctors a video of himself doing hand motions.

Hicks, 25, is one of the best players on the Eagles and a leader in the middle of their defense. He finished last season with 85 tackles, one sack, and five interceptions while playing all 16 games.

During the offseason program, Hicks was optimistic about his third season because he was completely healthy and is in his second year of the scheme.

“It’s awesome not coming off injury,” Hicks said earlier this month. “It’s awesome not having to learn a new defense. You’re comfortable. You don’t have to waste time learning. You already know. Now it’s just taking the next step mentally because you know you’re there physically.”