Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters, one of the best in the game for years, clearly suffered a serious knee injury in the Monday Night Football game against the rival Washington Redskins.
The Eagles don’t know the full severity of that injury yet, but early reports on Tuesday morning indicate that he may not have torn his ACL.
“If there is some bit of encouraging news on tackle Jason Peters, Eagles do not believe he tore his ACL, per source,” wrote ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “MRI this morning to see.”
The team will have some more definitive answers when they get those results back. However, it does look like it’s going to be a season-ending injury either way.
“From late last night: Early word on Jason Peters’ injury is MCL tear in right knee, per source, but Eagles won’t know until tests today,” wrote Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Eagles lost Peters in the third quarter and continued on to win, taking them to 6-1 and putting them strongly in control of the division. The next closest teams in the NFC East are the Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, tied at 3-3. The Cowboys are now in second place thanks to a stronger division record.
Losing Peters is a huge blow to the team if they want to keep riding that momentum. And it wasn’t the only one. They also saw linebacker Jordan Hicks go down, and he never returned. His season may be over.
“The Eagles linebacker was carted off the field Monday night against the Washington Redskins with what the Eagles said was a right ankle injury, after the second play of the game,” reported by Zach Berman & Les Bowen of the Inquirer. “Hicks needed to be carried off the field and then was evaluated by the medical staff before a cart came to the take him to the locker room. He gave the crowd a thumbs up as he left, but he was soon declared out for the game. A source with knowledge of the situation said Hicks suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon, an injury that almost certainly will end his season.”
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