Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz suffered lacerated kidney, according to report

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The injuries to Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz during last week's victory against the Dallas Cowboys were more serious than previously known, according to a report.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Ertz not only suffered a cracked rib, but he cites sources saying Ertz also suffered a lacerated kidney.

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That injury sent him to the hospital, Rapoport's sources said.

Ertz was injured when he took a hit from safety Xavier Woods in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys last week.

Ertz left for the locker room a short time later, but he returned to finish the game and ended with four catches for 28 yards.

Ertz did not practice all week.

There was no word on whether Ertz would be available for the playoffs after the Eagles clinched the NFC East after beating the New York Giants on Sunday.
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