Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron will likely miss Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles after suffering injuries to his knee and ankle against the Chicago Bears this past Sunday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan reports.
Ebron left Sunday’s game against the Bears, but he returned and was able to finish the game. He did not practice Wednesday, and he was not spotted at all during the open portion of practice.
After the game, Ebron said, “I’ll be all right,” but it was clear he was in a lot of pain.
“I play with my heart, man,” Ebron said. “I play through injury. I play through pain. I play through soreness, so just went out there and tried to make more [of] an emotional impact on the team and, you know, if I can do this, then we can get this win.”
Ebron has battled injuries all season. He missed a large portion of the preseason with an ankle injury, and he has dealt with back, ankle and knee injuries during the first four weeks of the regular season. He has also turned into quarterback Matthew Stafford’s most reliable target this season, catching 18 passes for 210 yards and 1 touchdown.
If Ebron ends up not playing Sunday, the Lions will rely on rookie Cole Wick, veteran Khari Lee and newly signed Clay Harbor to play tight end.