Carson Wentz has bruised middle finger, should be OK to play Sunday

PHILADELPHIA -- Further testing on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz's right throwing hand revealed that he has just a bruised middle finger, coach Doug Pederson said Monday.

Wentz, who sustained the injury in the second half Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, is not expected to miss any practice time, putting him on track to play this weekend at the Miami Dolphins.

"It's going to affect [his throwing] a little bit. It's sore, you know, being able to grip the football," Pederson said. "But he battled through it and finished the game."

There was more positive injury news for the Eagles on Monday, as right tackle Lane Johnson said he would be cleared from concussion protocol this week. The injury kept him out of the Seattle game.

Running back Jordan Howard, meanwhile, "still hasn't regained full strength in his shoulder" after suffering a stinger against the Chicago Bears Week 9, Pederson said. Howard will continue to be limited in practice to start the week.

Wentz's injury occurred in the third quarter Sunday when he tackled Quinton Jefferson following a botched handoff exchange with running back Miles Sanders that led to a fumble.

He went indoors to have X-rays taken on the hand. The X-rays were negative, and Wentz returned without missing a snap. Backup Josh McCown was warming up in the interim.

Working with a skeleton crew on offense, Wentz had one of his worst performances as a pro. He had four turnovers -- two interceptions and two lost fumbles -- and finished 33-of-45 for 256 yards as the Eagles dropped to 5-6.

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