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November 06, 2023

Report: Eagles TE Dallas Goedert has a broken forearm

Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert reportedly suffered a forearm fracture in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

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Dallas Goedert will likely miss some significant time with a broken forearm.

In the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening, TE Dallas Goedert suffered a forearm fracture, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN. In case you missed the game, Goedert got hurt on the following play:

Goedert will have an MRI to determine if there is damage beyond the fracture, per Schefter. He will very likely land on injured reserve.

Goedert is third on the team in receiving, behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. Through nine games, he has 38 catches for 410 yards and 2 TDs. His season began slowly, as he had just 13 catches for 88 yards and no TDs in the Eagles' first four games. However, over the last five games, his production picked up, as he had 25 catches for 322 yards and 2 TDs.

With Goedert out likely for an extended period of time, the Eagles' new starting tight end will likely be Jack Stoll, a good blocker, but a near nonfactor in the passing game. The Eagles also have Grant Calcaterra and Albert Okwuegbunam, who are better receivers than they are blockers, but again, do not have Goedert's ability on any level.

Still, the Eagles proved last season that they can light up the scoreboard even when Goedert isn't in the lineup, as they averaged 33 points per game in the five games he missed. They'll likely have to get more contributions in the passing game from guys like Julio Jones, D'Andre Swift, Kenny Gainwell, Olamide Zaccheus, and if he returns from injured reserve soon, Quez Watkins.

The severity of Goedert's fracture will determine how much time he is likely to miss. The last Eagle (that I am aware of) to fracture a forearm was Andre Dillard, who suffered a "non-displaced" forearm fracture in practice on September 1, 2022. He played in his first game that season on October 16. We'll update as we learn more.

Update: Ian Rapoport is reporting that Goedert will likely have surgery as early as Monday, and that his expected timeline away is "about four weeks."

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