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Jason Kelce isn’t done for the rest of the season just yet

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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.

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11 Responses to “Jason Kelce isn’t done for the rest of the season just yet”
  1. cleverbob says: Sep 17, 2012 2:54 PM

    Something tells me he won’t go down easy. With great beard comes great responsibility.

  2. theauger says: Sep 17, 2012 3:03 PM

    It doesn’t matter. Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell, & Dan Williams are going to dominate whoever it is that Philly starts at center this week.

  3. damon089 says: Sep 17, 2012 3:20 PM

    theauger says:
    Sep 17, 2012 3:03 PM
    It doesn’t matter. Darnell Dockett, Calais Campbell, & Dan Williams are going to dominate whoever it is that Philly starts at center this week.
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    I would love to see them try. LMAO!!!!

  4. raycornwall says: Sep 17, 2012 3:26 PM

    It has just occurred to me that we Eagles fans will now have to root for Dallas. (Reynolds, that is, but still.)

  5. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    Even Patton knew Calais could be taken easily.

  6. brianinnj24 says: Sep 17, 2012 3:43 PM

    Not that I totally agree that the Cardinals will dominate the Eagles line but ask New England what they think of the Cardinals. The Eagles played down to the Browns week 1 anything can happen.

  7. eaglesw00t says: Sep 17, 2012 4:00 PM

    Complete MCL tear, and partial ACL tear?

    He is done for the year. Give it up. Even if he plays, he wont be 100%, and it wont be until week 14 or later.

    Give the guy the year to heal and let him get totally healthy. Were already at a loss with Peters out. Let Kelce heal and rehab with him.

    O line is in trouble this year boys.

  8. Thiergow says: Sep 17, 2012 4:37 PM

    There are rumors saying that Kelce wanted the surgery but the franchise informed him that if he decided to get the surgery, he’d be placed on the IR for the rest of the season and would have to take a pay cut of 99% in order to allow the Eagles to save up money for 2024 free agency.

  9. greymares says: Sep 17, 2012 5:19 PM

    anybody watch the replay of the injury? Ed Reed was trying to put a HELMET on Lesean McCoy’s knee when he missed and hit Kelce’s knee but the Ravens said the Eagles played dirty.

  10. wussbasket says: Sep 17, 2012 5:52 PM

    theres other linemen on the roster, the Eagles only dressed 7 for that game. i wish kelce a speedy recovery and hopefully he wont need surgery.

  11. tfoz5150 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    I totally agree with greymares. That hit was straight up DIRTY. Ed Reed had no business trying to bring his helmet and pads in at that angle without takings the guys knees out. They do that to a QB, it’s a major penalty. Ed Reed needs to focus on making a proper tackle and not on ruining guys’ careers!

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