Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Updated: November 3, 10:43 AM ET
Owens' ankle injury on the same leg he broke last year
ESPN.com news services
Receiver Terrell Owens has told the Eagles that his availability for two key NFC East games against the Redskins and Cowboys is in jeopardy because of a sprained ankle he sustained against the Broncos in Denver on Sunday, sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Owens sprained the ankle, the same one on which he had surgery
last year, in the loss Sunday to Denver and limped around the locker
room after the game.
"He is hurting," coach Andy Reid said. "He is sore. It's going to be a fight to get him there for Sunday. We're taking it day by day. He's made progress the last couple of days."
Owens is considered doubtful, meaning he has a 25 percent chance of playing against the Redskins.
The All-Pro receiver broke his right leg at the end of last season, missing the final two regular-season games and the NFC playoffs before returning for the Super Bowl.
Quarterback Donovan McNabb, who has put off surgery for a sports
hernia, bruised a rib against the Broncos, and also missed practice
Wednesday. McNabb complained of soreness and stiffness, but said
he'll play Sunday in Washington.
McNabb was injured when he fell on offensive lineman Shawn Andrews.
"I'm looking forward to it getting better and better each day
and getting back out on the field," McNabb said. "It's the
walking wounded, but, hey, it feels great."
Defensive end Jevon Kearse is questionable with a shoulder
The Eagles also put punter Dirk Johnson on injured reserve and
signed rookie Reggie Hodges, a sixth-round pick of St. Louis who
punted in five games for the Rams.
Three-time Pro Bowler David Akers could return to kick field
goals against the Redskins. Akers hasn't played since tearing a
hamstring earlier this season against Oakland.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.