NFL News : Update: Veteran WR sidelined for fourth consecutive day

Update: Veteran WR sidelined for fourth consecutive day

Will he be healthy to start the season?

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Training camp season always brings a number of injuries for NFL rosters, and the Philadelphia Eagles is not a team that has been spared in the matter. 

Reports from NJ Advance Media's Matt Lombardo are advancing that WR Alshon Jeffery missed his fourth consecutive practice on Friday morning. 

The 27 year-old sprained his shoulder during Saturday's practice, and although he did come back on the field later in the day, he has been absent for the last three practice sessions.

When interrogated about the matter, Eagles' coach Doug Pederson said his absence was solely for preventive purposes:

"It's just a matter of keeping him rested. We're not playing a game for a while. I've seen a lot from him, probably more so than you guys have seen. I'm comfortable where he's at in our offense. I want to make sure that he's healthy going into the season."

With Philadelphia's first preseason game just around the corner, Pederson could not confirm whether or not Jeffery's would be set to play, while reaffirming the objective of having him healthy for the first game of the season against the Washington Redskins. 

As per Lombardo's reports, the official view of the Eagles' coach into the matter is that Jeffery is presently a day-to-day; unfortunately adding on to injured player list already comprised of  WR Paul Turner and RB Donnel Pumphrey.

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Source: NJ.com · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency