Xavier Woods collapsed Zach Ertz’s rib cage early in the first quarter, and he played 14 more minutes in before leaving 3 minutes, 3 seconds into the second quarter clutching his left side. He visited the locker room, and presumably the pharmacy, came back to the sideline, had his ribs wrapped, and returned to the game with 1:52 to play in the second quarter. He finished with four catches for 28 yards.
Related players: Dallas Goedert
The story said after the game, Ertz could barely pull his shirt over his head, and he struggled to put his coat on, and he had so much trouble speaking that he wouldn’t conduct his postgame press conference. It doesn't sound great for Ertz in what is a meaningful game for the Eagles in Week 17. Goedert, who had a career day with over 90 yards and a TD, is at least worth grabbing as a backup plan.