Eagles left tackle Andre Dillard suffered a fractured forearm in practice

This summer, the Eagles decided not to trade Andre Dillard,

their backup left tackle and a former first-round choice.

Star left tackle Jordan Mailata's backup, Dillard,

may not be as available as expected after breaking his forearm

during practise on Thursday. The degree of the fracture

determines how long Dillard will be out, according to OrthoInfo.

For 3 to 4 weeks, a cast may be necessary for a stable fracture.

A more serious fracture can require 6 to 10 weeks of immobilisation.

The Eagles have the greatest offensive line and the best depth in the NFL thanks in large part to the talent of reserve Dillard,