A summery voyage to a land faraway has gone wrong for Jordan Hicks.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Eagles linebacker injured his hand Thursday while exiting a pool during a honeymoon trip to Greece, per a source informed of the situation.
Rapoport was told that the injury is not considered serious, although there’s a chance Hicks could miss the start of training camp.
Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com noted that Hicks sent a “video of his hand, performing an array of motions for [Eagles] doctors to view” after the accident. The team will certainly want to meet with the linebacker upon his return.
Hicks was married June 24, according to his Instagram account, and remains a big part of Philly’s plans on defense.
Since being drafted in the third round in 2015, the 25-year-old defender finished last season as the NFL’s seventh-rated inside linebacker. He also served as a ball hawk, racking up five picks after notching a pair of interceptions — including a pick six — as a rookie.
One of the team’s top playmakers, Hicks will be counted on early and often come September. By the looks of it, this honeymoon setback shouldn’t slow him down for long.