ArrylT wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:33 pm
It seems Ertz's injury last year was a high ankle sprain. Those, if I understand correctly, are slow to recover from, and have an effect on the rest of the season regardless. From what I have read it takes about 6 weeks normally for a recovery, but you can still suffer symptoms for up to 6 months after. Davante Adams struggled through one in 2015 and that was the year many people labeled him a bust (to their misfortune). At 30 going 31 in a position with longevity & constant need for on his side it is not likely we've seen the last of him.
I think we'll have a better idea once we see Ertz on the field this year - but if his decline in play in 2020 was due mainly to the issues surrounding a high ankle sprain then a rebound year could be in store. I doubt we'll see a return to consistent top 3-4 production whether he sticks in Philly or goes to a new team, but low end TE1 production could be feasible.
Probably a case if you do not own - to monitor unless you can get at a good discount - whereas if you own and are looking to sell - then holding and waiting for the uncertainty to clear away is likely a better idea. But right now does not seem like the right time to sell.
He looked slow/done before the injury. Watch every Eagles game (as an Eagles fan) and I love Ertz, but its over . . . beyond maybe being a red zone target.
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