After Jordan Matthews went down in practice a couple of weeks ago with a knee injury and Zach Ertz had to be tested for a concussion, the tight end expressed his frustration about how the Eagles’ rookies were hitting during practice.
But Matthews said today, in his first media availability since his injury, he’s not upset with Jalen Mills’ low hit and he'll be ready Week 1.
“I’m not the type to get mad. Getting upset or anything isn’t going to help my knee get any better,” Matthews said. “Right after it happened, Jalen came up to me and was like, ‘Yo bro, I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize.’ I just looked at him and was like, ‘It’s cool, bro. I’m fine.’ I’m just not the type to get pissed off about that. It’s football."
It’s unclear when Matthews will return and if he’ll play in the preseason, but he said he’ll “for sure” be good to go for the regular season. The 24-year-old, who played through a painful hand injury last season, added that the Eagles’ two preseason games are the only games he’s missed in his entire life since he began playing sports.