The sense of security the Philadelphia Eagles felt about their offensive line was shaken up earlier this year when Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters tore his Achilles tendon. Peters had surgery to repair the injury and begin the long recovery process, which would likely take all of the 2012 season.
Now comes word that Peters re-tore his Achilles recently and required a second surgery. The setback is said to put him only three weeks behind in his rehab. The timeframe seems rather optimistic but may be a testament to how early it is in the recovery process for Peters.
The setback occurred while Peters was using is Roll-A-Bout in his kitchen, a device used to give mobility to those recovering from injuries as an alternative to crutches. The one being used by Peters broke, throwing him to the floor on his face. During the break and fall, he re-injured his Achilles.
Per CSNPhilly, Peters will sue the manufacturer of the Roll-A-Bout for the malfunction.
Most expected Peters to miss all of the 2012 season, but with this additional setback one now has to wonder if Peters will ever be able to return to the NFL even close to the player he was before.
Other Eagles injury updates
Head coach Andy Reid provided the following injury updates:
These players won’t participate in any minicamps or OTAs this offseason S Colt Anderson (knee); LB Jamar Chaney (neck) Mike Patterson (head).
Rookie RB Chris Polk has a hamstring strain and didn’t participate in practice on Monday. DE Maurice Fountain tore his patellar tendon and will need surgery, effectively ending his hopes of making an NFL team’s roster for 2012.,
These players will be at next week’s OTA: Jason Kelce (foot); LB Moise Fokou. TE Brent Celek (sports hernia) will participate but his reps will be limited.