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June 30, 2017

Sources: Eagles LB Jordan Hicks injured hand while on honeymoon in Greece

According to a source, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks injured his hand on Thursday while on vacation in Greece. The source said that Hicks injured it while getting out of a pool.

The exact severity of Hicks' injury is not yet known, as he has not yet gone for X-rays in Greece, where he remains for now. However, he did send video of his hand, performing an array of motions for team doctors to view. The Eagles do not believe the injury to be overly significant. A source with the Eagles explained that even if it is broken, the likelihood is that it would only be about a four-week injury.

Hicks got married last Saturday, according to his Instagram account.

In just 24 career games (21 starts), Hicks has 135 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, 4 fumble recoveries, and 14 pass breakups. He has been an outstanding playmaker in the middle of the Eagles' defense in his first two seasons with the team.

The Eagles' depth at linebacker is shaky as is. Their depth chart at linebacker looks something like this:

Eagles LBs
OLB Nigel Bradham Najee Goode  
 MLB Jordan Hicks Joe WalkerDon Cherry 
 OLB Mychal Kendricks Nathan Gerry (R)Kamu Grugier-Hill 

Their depth will be further depleted if Hicks misses a substantial amount of time, which again, is unlikely.

We'll update as we learn more details of Hicks' injury.

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