Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard will miss Saturday's second-round playoff game against New Orleans with a dislocated right elbow.
Sheppard was injured going for a tackle on a running play in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 23-20 victory over the New York Giants. He was replaced by Rod Hood.
William James, who was inactive against the Giants, will take Sheppard's roster spot and join Hood, Sheldon Brown, and Joselio Hanson in the secondary.
Should the Eagles advance, it's possible Sheppard could return to the lineup.
"It's a little tricky," coach Andy Reid said yesterday. "This week for sure he won't be back. We'll see down the road, if there is a down the road."
Sheppard missed three games with an ankle injury in September but had six interceptions and earned his second trip to the Pro Bowl.
The Eagles already are without five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb and three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jevon Kearse. McNabb (knee) went down in Week 11 and Kearse (knee) has been sidelined since Week 2.
Although Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren worried about Jackson's turf toe ligament strain yesterday morning during his weekly radio show, by afternoon Jackson had convinced his coach he could play in the NFC divisional playoff game at Chicago.
"I've got to see how productive [he can be]," Holmgren cautioned.
Yesterday afternoon Holmgren said Jackson "aggravated" a turf toe ligament strain on his left foot during Saturday's win against Dallas, an injury that had caused him to miss the previous three games.
When Jackson reported to team headquarters yesterday, he told his coach he was much better than when he asked out of Saturday night's game early in the third quarter.
Jackson ran 14 plays in the first quarter, but he had only five in the second period and one in the third.
"Darrell Jackson probably will play," Holmgren said. "He aggravated his foot in our game and had to come out. But actually, he is feeling better now than he did on Monday last week.
"He'll probably get to practice a little bit at the end of the week. That's my hope."