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.

110 responses to “Jason Peters suffers ruptured Achilles tendon

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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!!!!

  28. @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

  29. 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?

  30. 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!!!!

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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…

  34. hope this isnt some sick twisted april fools joke.

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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

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

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

  39. 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.

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

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

  41. 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.

  42. 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!!!

  43. 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!!!

  44. @montegmen

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

  45. 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.

  46. 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…

  47. 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!!!!

  48. 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!!!

  49. 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.

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

    Changes the Eagles’ strategy 100%.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

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

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