Eagles left tackle Jason Peters has suffered an Achilles tendon injury that may require surgery.
We noted this morning that Geoff Mosher of the News Journal had reported that an injury to Peters may have contributed to the Eagles’ decision to re-sign offensive tackle King Dunlap, and now Mosher has fleshed out his reporting with details that are not good for the Eagles.
Peters injured his Achilles recently during a workout and may need surgery, one source told Mosher. Another source told Mosher he had heard about the injury but doesn’t know how severe it is.
We’re already hearing from Eagles fans who are assuming the worst — a ruptured Achilles tendon, which would likely force him to miss the entire 2012 season — but that speculation is premature. All we know now is that Peters suffered some kind of injury. The fact that they moved quickly to get Dunlap back in the fold this week suggests, however, that the Eagles are worried Peters’ injury could be severe.
A five-time Pro Bowler, the 30-year-old Peters is one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL.