Eagles center Jason Kelce suffered a serious right knee injury against the Ravens on Sunday.
The only question now is just how serious. Reports after the game were grim, saying Kelce would miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury. The Eagles’ trainer spoke to the media on Monday, however, and said that nothing has been decided about Kelce’s status just yet.
Rick Burkholder said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, that Kelce will have a knee scope on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage to his knee. Burkholder said that the team knows Kelce has torn his MCL and partially torn his ACL. The scope will determine whether or not he needs surgery to repair the ACL and Kelce will be done if he requires an operation. If he doesn’t need surgery, however, Kelce could return in four to six weeks.
The Eagles will likely wait until the results of that scope to make any roster move with Kelce, who could be a candidate to return from injured reserve if he doesn’t need surgery on his knee. Andy Reid said that Dallas Reynolds, who made his regular season debut after Kelce’s injury, will continue to be the replacement, although the team will have to address the depth somehow so that they avoid turning Cullen Jenkins into a two-way player at some point this season.