Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Monday that wide receiver Mike Wallace is out indefinitely with a fractured fibula, via NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Fibula fracture for #Eagles WR Mike Wallace, Doug Pederson says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 17, 2018
Pederson added that Wallace will be out a few weeks, and they haven't decided yet if they'll put him on the IR, according to ESPN.com. The Eagles are also without top wideout Alshon Jeffery, who has yet to play this season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.
The 32-year-old Wallace signed a one-year contract with the Eagles after spending two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Wallace has only been targeted three times in 2018, and hasn't come up with a catch yet.
The Eagles did receive good news on Monday, however, in that starting quarterback Carson Wentz is good to go for their Week 3 home contest with the Indianapolis Colts. Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14 of last season against the Los Angeles Rams, and it was hoped that he'd be good to return in Week 1.
Backup Nick Foles filled in nicely for Wentz last season, getting them the top seed in the NFC before leading Philly to its first Super Bowl championship - a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.
Foles barely guided the Eagles past the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1. They were upset by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, as the offense struggled and didn't start coming around until the second half.
The Eagles need to be somewhat satisfied with their 1-1 record, given the plethora of injuries they've head to deal with this early. Once Wentz returns, their offense will regain its 2017 form. Having Wallace and Jeffery back will also provide major boosts for the Eagles, who are thin at the pass-catching position right now.
But this Philadelphia team was able to win a Super Bowl without its franchise player a season ago. Just imagine how difficult it will be in stopping this offense as they get healthy over the next couple of weeks.