Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he expects to have tight end Zach Ertz back after the team’s Week 4 bye week, reports Eagles beat writer Reuben Frank. He was sidelined for the past two weeks with a displaced rib near his collar bone.
Ertz suffered the injury in the Eagles Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. While there was no break, team doctors had not cleared him to play as of Week 3 on Sunday, according to CSN contributor Jeff McLane. Ertz caught six passes for 58 yards in Week 1.
Fantasy Impact: The Eagles and fantasy owners will be glad to have Ertz back for the team’s Week 5 matchup in Detroit. He should have a favorable matchup against a Lions defense that has allowed over 200 yards passing in their first three games.
Owners do need to be aware that Ertz is not medically cleared yet. His displaced rib is a sensitive injury and there is a slight possibility that he will not be cleared to play until after Week 5.