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Nick Sirianni Reacts To Eagles' Significant Injury Loss

Nick Sirianni Philadelphia Eagles head coach

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 09: Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles prepares for a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

As if losing to the rival Washington Commanders on Monday wasn't bad enough, the Philadelphia Eagles may have suffered a more serious loss with star tight end Dallas Goedert heading to injured reserve. And head coach Nick Sirianni is concerned.

Speaking to the media this week, Sirianni admitted that it's going to be tough to replace Goedert and that no one person on the roster can. He said that the Eagles will attempt to do so by a committee of tight ends rather than putting all of the pressure on one.

"It’s not going to be easy to replace Dallas and not just one person does it," Sirianni said, via ProFootballTalk. "So how do we replace him? You can’t, right? You have to do it by committee. You have tight ends that are there that we have a lot of faith in in this building."

Goedert is the Eagles' second-leading receiver this season with 544 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He's had three games with over 80 receiving yards this season. 

The Philadelphia Eagles offense has been a well-oiled machine for most of the season and has enough talent for someone to make up for losing Goedert. 

At 8-1 on the season, the Eagles look like locks to make the playoffs. But the division race is exceedingly tight with the Giants, Cowboys and now the Commanders all within three games of them with eight weeks left in the season. 

Perhaps Goedert will be back in time to join the Eagles for a playoff run.

Sirianni certainly hopes so.