Eagles' Landon Dickerson Cleared to Play in Super Bowl LVII Battle in the Trenches
By Nitin Singh
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Landon Dickerson suffered a hyperextended elbow injury in the NF
C Championship game.
Dickerson is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs, likely wearing a protective elbow brace.
The extra week of rest before the Super Bowl is beneficial for Dickerson's recovery.
If Dickerson suffers a setback, the Eagles have backup left guard Andre Dillard ready to rotate in.
The Super Bowl will feature an intense battle in the trenches between the Eagles' offensive line and the Chiefs' defensive line.
Dickerson's presence is crucial in countering the pass-rushers of the Chiefs, including Chris Jones.
Jones had a dominant performance in the AFC Championship, recording five quarterback hits, three tackles for loss, and two sacks.
Eagles' only other concern on the offensive line is right tackle Lane Johnson, who is playing through a torn adductor muscle.
Games are won and lost in the trenches and the Eagles' O-line, with Dickerson back in the starting five, will play a significant role in the team's pursuit of their second Super Bowl win.