The Eagles’ worst fears about rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram’s knee injury have been realized: The team announced Saturday that he has torn the ACL in his left knee. Again.
Ingram is the second key Eagle to tear his ACL in camp; middle linebacker Stewart Bradley was the other.
Philly took a calculated gamble by drafting Ingram in the fifth round of April’s draft. He was coming off a torn ACL and there was some concern he would need need it operated on again eventually.
The Eagles appeared to be winning the bet all offseason, as Ingram impressed onlookers with outstanding athleticism.
Now they will have to wait until 2010 to see if Ingram can make a contribution to the team and stay healthy enough to play football. Ingram also missed his entire senior season at Florida.
Matt Schobel appears likely to backup starter Brent Celek now, but Schobel has missed all of camp with a calf injury.
The Eagles worked out three free agents at tight end Saturday, and look likely to sign one.
UPDATE: The Eagles signed undrafted freeaagent TE Rob Myers out of Utah State.