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Jason Peters suffers ruptured Achilles tendon

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The news on Eagles left tackle Jason Peters is as bad as Philly fans feared: He has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, will need surgery, and may miss the entire 2012 NFL season.

The Eagles have announced that Peters suffered the injury during a running session on Tuesday, March 27, in Texas, and he will have surgery on Tuesday, April 3 in Philadelphia.

Ruptured Achilles tendons are always season-ending injuries when they happen in season. It’s conceivable that Peters could be back to full strength very late in the 2012 season, but most of the time this is an injury that requires a full year of rehabilitation.

This is a huge blow to the Eagles, who have just lost their best offensive lineman.

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  1. andyreidisfat says: Mar 30, 2012 12:48 PM

    This very bad. I now look for the eagles to draft a top ol

  2. tuckfanforlife says: Mar 30, 2012 12:49 PM

    damm that sucks for him. wish a full recovery

  3. jtpears22 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:50 PM

    Why is everyone saying Tuesday, April 2nd on Twitter? Monday is April 2nd.

  4. gcbean says: Mar 30, 2012 12:50 PM

    Not an Eagles fan, but it sucks seeing players get hurt and not being able to even get a chance for the upcoming season. Oh well.

  5. skin94249 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:50 PM

    Wow, from a Redskins fan: hang in there Jason !

  6. phillychzstk2012 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:51 PM

    f%^%$*&(!@#$!!!!!!!!!!

  7. chrisvegas says: Mar 30, 2012 12:51 PM

    The one guy we can’t afford to lose!!!

  8. DubZ480 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:51 PM

    Given his Injury History, Philly need to draft a left tackle in the 1st round.

  9. zampft says: Mar 30, 2012 12:51 PM

    aren’t there a couple FA quality tackles left near the top of the board?

  10. blacknole08 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:51 PM

    Marcus McNeill/Demetrius Bell still needs a job. This is a huge loss for the Eagles though.

  11. dawkinseffect says: Mar 30, 2012 12:52 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. queensnyvegas says: Mar 30, 2012 12:53 PM

    hey vick jpp is coming

  13. gonzo7 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:54 PM

    So much for being the best O Line in the NFL

  14. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Mar 30, 2012 12:54 PM

    Snap-o . run mikey run. you’ll be out by week 5.

  15. skinspop102 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:55 PM

    Muahahaha. What is the over/under on how many games Vick lasts this season?

    “King Dunlap to the rescue”…most terrifying words to an Iggles fan.

  16. themage78 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:55 PM

    I always wondered why the Eagles gave a 1st rounder for him. Now with his history, I’m right in my thinking. Dream Team indeed.

  17. mdpickles says: Mar 30, 2012 12:55 PM

    This is awful, Peters is their best player. The only good thing is that their lineman are versatile and can play multiple positions.

  18. ownbay says: Mar 30, 2012 12:55 PM

    Get ready for another crappy season Eagles fans. haha

  19. lordjoshington says: Mar 30, 2012 12:55 PM

    Mwahahahahaha! Dream Team part two begins now!!

  20. jacksaysfu says: Mar 30, 2012 12:56 PM

    Well time to move up in the draft for Reily Reeif
    (sp?) We Our O line was our strength last year and now it’s another question mark. It’s exhausting to be a Philly fan . Dunlap will never be Peters but in the 2 games Peters missed last year Dunlap played great , but who knows what he can do with a full season . Big blow to say the least.

  21. ohenry78 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:56 PM

    Well, losing a LT the likes of Peters is going to definitely be a blow. However, if there’s a team that’s equipped to deal with such an injury, it’s Philly. They have, when healthy, the most elusive QB in the league, and he’s a lefty to boot — which makes RT the more vital spot on the line.

    Best wishes on recovery, that’s got to be a painful injury to have, and a pain in the behind to recover from.

  22. paulsdamnblog says: Mar 30, 2012 12:56 PM

    Riley Reiff at # 15 now?

  23. vegaskid21 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:58 PM

    OUCH!!!

  24. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Mar 30, 2012 12:58 PM

    Hey it’s not all bad. now you have a king and a fireman in the starting line up.

  25. The Shoeman says: Mar 30, 2012 12:59 PM

    Why is everyone saying Tuesday, April 2nd on Twitter? Monday is April 2nd.

    ************************************************************

    Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon in his right leg on Tuesday, March 27, while training in Texas.

    Surgery to repair the tendon is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, in Philadelphia and will be performed by Dr. Steve Raikin of the Rothman Institute.

  26. zack2482 says: Mar 30, 2012 12:59 PM

    Sorry to hear that. Get well soon.

  27. andyreidisarrogantandfat says: Mar 30, 2012 1:00 PM

    maybe he can play LB when he recovers. you like your lb’s recovering from achilles injuries.

  28. bdfun400 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:01 PM

    i would feel bad…but its the eagles…

  29. nineroutsider says: Mar 30, 2012 1:02 PM

    Huge loss, better try to replace him with a 1st or 2nd round pick, I know enough about King Dunlap to know he gets worked badly. Vick needs a strong O-line, he isn’t as good as he should be against the blitz.

  30. jacksaysfu says: Mar 30, 2012 1:03 PM

    The person this hurts the most , Shady McCoy . Peters
    always destroyed guy’s on that left side , now we gotta rely on a fat Kevin Durant to dominate ? Oh well , i think anyone will fit cause Mudd’s coaching techniques are second to none.

  31. phillypat says: Mar 30, 2012 1:03 PM

    vick has bigger problems now. King “of missed blocks” Dunlap at left tackle?? bet the eagles wish they had winston justice still. they will draft a tackle now!

  32. dalfanforever says: Mar 30, 2012 1:05 PM

    Football is football, but injuries are real life. Get well soon.

  33. philsbirdsflyers says: Mar 30, 2012 1:05 PM

    Literally irreplaceable for their offense. Thankfully have Howard Mudd to coach up whoever takes over..

  34. 1phd says: Mar 30, 2012 1:05 PM

    Eagle fans should at least be thankful it didn’t happen during the first series on opening day. You have time to groom a replacement and options on who that will be.

  35. nygf says: Mar 30, 2012 1:05 PM

    My Giants lost countless starters last year, including their starting LT (Beatty) in the middle of the season and ended up being fine. They’ll have plenty of time to get guys still. Sucks for Peters though, wish him a successful surgery.

  36. asw1028 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:05 PM

    Eagles, I swear to God if you go cheap on this one I will lose my sh*t, I really will. Check out Marcus McNeil, sign him if the doctors say OK. Draft a big time offensive lineman and DO NOT TRY TO CONVINCE US THAT KING FREAKING DUNLAP IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE.

  37. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:07 PM

    Oh christ.

  38. phillypat says: Mar 30, 2012 1:07 PM

    ohenry i agree with you to a point. but its nice to have jason peters when D-Ware, JPP, and orakpo are in your division.

  39. ecarlso8 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:07 PM

    surprise surprise Jason Peters is injured ….AGAIN.

  40. pflynn20 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:08 PM

    Andy Reid’s excuse now when the Eagles fail to win another SB to stick around another year

  41. wtfru2 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:08 PM

    Now the Vikings can dangle Kalil for real. Hey that rimes.

  42. scutzi128 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:08 PM

    Awesome, such great luck we have.

  43. truthassassin says: Mar 30, 2012 1:09 PM

    Wow, what a huge blow for Philly… This offseason just keeps it coming with the twists and turns…

  44. cubano76 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:09 PM

    Tough break. Get better soon. HAIL!

  45. cleverbob says: Mar 30, 2012 1:09 PM

    Poor guy, not a fun injury for anyone to overcome let alone a 340 lbs man. Some of you folks need to get a grip on your values.

  46. yeahyeahyeahbono14 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:10 PM

    From a Skins fan– all the best for a speedy recovery, Jason! That injury sucks.

    To Philly fans– you all should be clamoring for Demetrius Bell. He’s from Philly, originally, in case you hadn’t heard.

    He’s also originally from Karl Malone, but that’s a different story.

  47. moochzilla says: Mar 30, 2012 1:11 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, here it is!

    Your 2012-2013 Andy Reid excuse for not winning any big games or beating any good teams.

  48. jimmyhaffa says: Mar 30, 2012 1:13 PM

    I see the “Dream Team” curse is alive and well going into season 2. You have Vince Young to thank for that.

  49. vergaking82 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:13 PM

    This idiots are hilarious hahahaha!!! Nothing but chumps here.

  50. giantsfan2104 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:14 PM

    Great player. You hate to see stuff like this. Get well soon, Peters.

  51. jakek2 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    If Peters were a Giant, mongrel Philly fans would laugh. However, being the civilized Giants’ fan, I wish Peters a speedy recovery.

  52. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    Terrible news for the Eagles. The only bright side to the injury is that it happened in March, giving you plenty of time to explore your options. I think they could fill the void in-house. Suit up fat Andy and put him out there

  53. goods65 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    i am not an eagles fan,but that really sux for them.

  54. dkrauss93 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    I still would rather play Jason Peters with a ruptured Achilles tendon then a fully healthy Wayne Hunter lol.

  55. kane337 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:16 PM

    I do not like the Eagles but hate to see players get hurt while training. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

  56. drbob117 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:19 PM

    Season over in March, and probably Andy’s Eagles career.. tough break.

  57. cjmoderator says: Mar 30, 2012 1:21 PM

    Hey Andy,

    Bengals calling, we have a backup Tackle that’s better than anything you have currently in Anthony Collins…we’re willing to listen.

  58. dlightner13 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:23 PM

    well now andy got his wish… he can now go oline in 1st instead of getting a skill position

  59. cured76 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:25 PM

    There are some good tackles to be had in the draft. Get a good one and get Howard Mudd in his ear right away. It could be a blessing for us…could be.

    Get better, JP! You’re a hell of a lineman.

  60. dlightner13 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:26 PM

    they can sign one of the FA’s but ried will look at this as oppurtunity to draft oline in round 1. regardless king is not the answer. get someone in the draft or fa and he will be better then king. move hermennes to left he is the most versatile player on the line.

  61. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 30, 2012 1:26 PM

    This seriously puts Vick at a MUCH higher risk for injury during the season. Wish Jason well, but it’s hard to comeback to an elite level after this injury.

  62. bobothegreatest says: Mar 30, 2012 1:27 PM

    Good for you Fat Bastard..

    Signed Buffalo Fan

  63. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:27 PM

    @themage-

    Because he is the best OT in the NFL maybe?

    Watch film.

  64. dlightner13 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:28 PM

    actually lol vick is lefty leave hermennes where he is

  65. dlightner13 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:29 PM

    and shady hurts more from this because of the lag off left tackle the eagles love to run him in

  66. nemesder says: Mar 30, 2012 1:35 PM

    sad to hear but im interested to see now how the eagles will protect vick from kerrigan and orakpo… they need peters for that offense to be a beast

  67. nfl fan says: Mar 30, 2012 1:37 PM

    Karma Eagles Fans…see a trend?

  68. rakattack98 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:37 PM

    I’m a Redskins fan and this blows. I feel bad for the guy and while my team has sucked for the last couple years I hate playing teams when they don’t have their best. Hope he makes a full recovery in 2013

  69. montegmen says: Mar 30, 2012 1:43 PM

    I love it…now dumb a.. Eagles fans will suffer through what G-Men suffered through last year. We lost half our defense before a game was played!!! Cannot wait to see Pierre Paul and our D destroy Eagles line!!!!! Love it. I’m soooo happy!!!!

  70. lajmahal says: Mar 30, 2012 1:45 PM

    @eaglesnoles05 –

    I’m a die hard season ticket holder to the Eagles, and Jason Peters isn’t the best OT in the NFL.

    HOWEVER, he is definitely the most athletic, and best “open space” run blocking OT in the NFL.

    He is top 5, probably top 3 behind Joe Thomas and Jake Long

  71. chefklm says: Mar 30, 2012 1:45 PM

    DAMN!!!!

    Hope our franchise gets off it’s ass & fixes this, sadly Reiff or Kalil wont be around at # 15.

    @ Jakek2,
    You are what the main character in the movie “Big Fan” was based on weren’t you?

  72. montegmen says: Mar 30, 2012 1:46 PM

    Kerrigan and Orapko???…please! The Eagles aren’t even thinking about the Deadskins! Andy fat boy Reid(after lunch) is crying in his office(McDonald’s). Ha Ha…I’m so happy!!!!Pierre-Paul, Tuck, Osi, Kiwanuka!!!!

  73. 2ndaryinsanity says: Mar 30, 2012 1:47 PM

    No problem….all they have to do is make another one-sided trade with the Texans. As a Houston fan, I am LIVID about what our team has done during free agency due to: #1 poor planning… our wonderful GM didn’t re-structure some players’ contracts before they became free agents. Instead, we had to watch Mario Williams, Eric Winston, and others walk out the door because of no room with the salary cap. Good GM’s do that all the time. #2 trading a pro bowl linebacker and not getting near enough in return. I predict a 8-8 season with the Titans winning our division. Free agency has been a disaster!

  74. igglesfan says: Mar 30, 2012 1:47 PM

    Eagles could move up for Matt Kalil.

    Send the Vikes our extra second Rounder, plus our third this year and the one we get from trading Asante, finally our 1st next year.

    Heavy price I know, but you get the best OL in the draft, then take the best linebacker (Zac Brown?) available in the 2nd with our original pick. In the meantime the Vikes get a bunch more picks to rebuild.

    Sucks cause I was hoping for Barron in the first, we need a real safety. But I don’t trust Dunlap, and I don’t think Todd Herremins can do it full time. Riley Reiff and Jonathan Martin look like right tackles.

    We’ll see what they do.

  75. hendawg21 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:48 PM

    Boom goes the dynamite…and thus year 2 of the dream team looks to be crumbling before it even starts…on the brightside good thing Vick is a lefty he’ll see Peter’s replacement get bull rushed and be able to go on the run…

  76. sdffa11 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:53 PM

    hope this isnt some sick twisted april fools joke.

    i felt a strong punch to my gut when i read this headline.

  77. newagerocker says: Mar 30, 2012 1:57 PM

    Just as I was feeling good about the Eagles this offeason…

    Well hopefully Howard Mudd doesn’t die before he can get another tackle up and running.

  78. phadedwun says: Mar 30, 2012 1:57 PM

    Wow.

    Like their O-line isn’t bad enough again.

    Another year of Vick getting injured every game because his O-line cannot block.

  79. packer49ers says: Mar 30, 2012 2:03 PM

    I have a feeling the Eagles will be voting for the new proposed IR rule change :)

  80. montegmen says: Mar 30, 2012 2:04 PM

    Where are all the Eagles fans…bring it! You know u are cooked!!!!! HAHa

  81. effedinLA says: Mar 30, 2012 2:10 PM

    The Shoeman says:
    Mar 30, 2012 12:59 PM
    Why is everyone saying Tuesday, April 2nd on Twitter? Monday is April 2nd.

    ************************************************************

    Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon in his right leg on Tuesday, March 27, while training in Texas.

    Surgery to repair the tendon is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, in Philadelphia and will be performed by Dr. Steve Raikin of the Rothman Institute.
    *****************************************
    It looks like Philadelphia has a different calendar then the rest of the nation. Most of the US will have Monday as April 2 and Tuesday as April 3.

  82. jakek2 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:16 PM

    I’m sure that there is another 29 year old lineman entering the draft with Philly’s name written all over him.

  83. db3300 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:19 PM

    Even though Philly cheers when opposing players get hurt, I’ll be the bigger person and wish him well.

  84. dlr4skins says: Mar 30, 2012 2:19 PM

    Who’s going to hold Orakpo and Kerrigan now?

  85. tombradyswig says: Mar 30, 2012 2:20 PM

    With the ruptured ach., he is still better than KING DUNLAP!!
    Howie, I hope you’re on the phone to D Bells or M Mcneils agent RIGHT NOW!!!

  86. wethog66 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:21 PM

    I feel bad for Peters and wish him a speedy recovery. I do not feel bad for Eagles fans though. Enjoy.

  87. bleed4philly says: Mar 30, 2012 2:24 PM

    It’s always something!

  88. jakek2 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:27 PM

    igglesfan says:
    Mar 30, 2012 1:47 PM
    Eagles could move up for Matt Kalil.

    Send the Vikes our extra second Rounder, plus our third this year and the one we get from trading Asante, finally our 1st next year.

    Heavy price I know, but you get the best OL in the draft, then take the best linebacker (Zac Brown?) available in the 2nd with our original pick. In the meantime the Vikes get a bunch more picks to rebuild.

    Sucks cause I was hoping for Barron in the first, we need a real safety. But I don’t trust Dunlap, and I don’t think Todd Herremins can do it full time. Riley Reiff and Jonathan Martin look like right tackles.

    We’ll see what they do.
    ————————
    Somebody is clearly on their 47th season of Madden.

  89. drewmca says: Mar 30, 2012 2:28 PM

    Please, more Dream Team comments! They’re so relevant and clever!

    Best of luck Jason. Heal fast, we’ll need you.

  90. okldr8daz says: Mar 30, 2012 2:33 PM

    It’s a Good Thing For King Done-Flop!

  91. erod22 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:35 PM

    If he played for any other team, I’d feel bad.

    But the way Eagles fans cheer injuries, I’ll just say Karma is a you-know-what.

    Feel bad for him though.

  92. Jim says: Mar 30, 2012 2:38 PM

    I guess he’ll be even a better revolving door standing on one foot.

    -A Buffalo fan

  93. montegmen says: Mar 30, 2012 2:45 PM

    G-Men rule the NFC East!!!! Ryans will be next to blow-out his ACL…Everyone dissed Giants meanwhile half their team was out!! Eli is the man!!!

  94. travishenryskid says: Mar 30, 2012 2:49 PM

    His career is over. He’ll never be the same.

  95. vineee1 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:50 PM

    Its the” Michael Vick Karma Curse”!! I do feel bad for Peter’s it sucks!! Just hope Vick doesent do to him what he would do to his injured Pit-Bulls!!!

  96. wethog66 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:56 PM

    @montegmen

    But the Skins swept the Giants last year and both games weren’t even close. Wouldn’t call that ruling the NFC East.

  97. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 30, 2012 3:00 PM

    Feel bad for Peters but this just demonstrates how much some of these players overdevelop their bodies to the point of becoming fragile. He was just running with no contact and boom there goes a tendon.

    All it takes is a fall or twist the wrong way and they have so much weight and strength the torque tears something, ruptures something.

    A damn shame when they get injured and it isn’t even in a game.

  98. duncanthecat says: Mar 30, 2012 3:03 PM

    Time to take a step back from our furvorous smack talk, which has its place and is fun–to pray that this young man and his family can make a full recovery and return to the game we all so love.

    God Bless and get well…

  99. absolutsaints says: Mar 30, 2012 3:14 PM

    Im sure they will blame the Saints for paying a bounty for the grass to injure him…

  100. montegmen says: Mar 30, 2012 3:19 PM

    Skins suck…First game was close, we were missing hf team…second game G-Men didnt even suit up,waiting for Jets…lets talk about the prior 6 meetings fool. Eventually the law of averages catches up! PS who won super bowl?? Oh right not the Deadskins!!! What a fool. Rex Grossman, HA HA Ha By the way do you remember how we always thrashed you in big games…Parcells vs Gibbs…HaHa!!!!

  101. montegmen says: Mar 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    I could care less! I love Eagles fans…I cannot wait till we whip Vick’s( I kill dogs) ass!!! We created the blueprint on kicking his butt. By the way Deadskin fans…Shanahan looks like a RAT…he and his dumb son, what a joke. Good luck with Griffin..Giants will beat his ass too!!!

  102. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 30, 2012 3:31 PM

    Cellar of the NFC East meet the IGGLES.
    IGGLES meet the cellar of the NFC East.

    Reid is fired at the end of the season.

    Finally Fat Boy has to raise his family.

  103. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 30, 2012 3:32 PM

    This is the best news of the day!

  104. worldchampsbaby says: Mar 30, 2012 3:38 PM

    Montegmen: Don’t be a jerk.I am a GIANT fan since well forever.Can’t sayI’m sad for the Eagles ,but I am for Peters.Wish him well.

  105. bhindenemylines says: Mar 30, 2012 3:57 PM

    Might want to consider trading Asante for a left tackle now.

    Changes the Eagles’ strategy 100%.

  106. oldbyrd says: Mar 30, 2012 3:57 PM

    Have no fear Reid will come up with a 7th rounder to replace him…Wait a minute isn’t Dunlap a 7th rounder????

  107. worldchampsbaby says: Mar 30, 2012 3:57 PM

    BTW …Can we trade Montegmen to well anybodies fan base .Don’t want the idiot to even in the slightest represent my team and fan base.

  108. bhindenemylines says: Mar 30, 2012 4:05 PM

    drewmca says:
    Mar 30, 2012 2:28 PM
    Please, more Dream Team comments! They’re so relevant and clever!

    Almost as cleaver and relevant as your “Cowgirls” and “Deadskins” comments; which have been going on for DECADES, as opposed to the Dream Team comments.

    The door swings both ways. Get used to it.

  109. ham1 says: Mar 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    And so it begins for the Dream Team and 2012. We already know the ending.
    No super bowl.
    All the little wing flapping and bitty beak chattering in the coop wont change that fact.

  110. TheWizard says: Mar 30, 2012 8:53 PM

    I pretty much hate the Eagles, but I also hate hearing about guys going down like this. Bad for everybody.

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