Infection in foot forces Todd Herremans to have surgery

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Eagles tackle Todd Herremans had a bit of a hitch in his recovery from the dislocated bone in his foot that ended his 2012 season early.

Geoff Mosher of reports that Herremans recently needed to have a surgical procedure on the foot after he developed an infection. Herremans, who also damaged ligaments when he was hurt, is recovering well and there’s no indication that he’ll be at risk of missing any offseason work for the team.

Mosher passes along word that Herremans remains firmly in the team’s plans despite the change from Andy Reid to Chip Kelly at head coach. Herremans was one of three projected Eagles starters on the offensive line to have his season ended by an injury, joining left tackle Jason Peters and center Jason Kelce on the sideline as the Eagles season went up in smoke.

There was some talk at the end of the season about Herremans moving back to guard, where he played for the first few years of his career with the Eagles. Herremans said he’s fine with such a move, although that was before the regime change that the Eagles underwent by hiring Kelly this month.

8 responses to “Infection in foot forces Todd Herremans to have surgery

  1. Can’t wait to have him back (guard or tackle). One of the few players each team has that just shows up and does his job without drawing attention to himself. If only there were more like him.

  2. The Chip Kelly Offensive Game Plan can not hold with a bad offensive line. The line must block well, or the Kelly house of cards collapses in one season. Look for the Eagles to draft offensive linemen.

  3. jason peters and todd herreman’s are the only guaranteed players to return to this eagles offensive line. kelce is close but i hope there’s competition at center.

  4. The Eagles have a very good offensive line when healthy. Peters was the best tackle in football according to most pundits and experts. Kelce is a Jeff Saturday clone. And Herremans is my fave of the bunch. Just a gamer who always gives effort. He’s a pro bowl caliber talent. And Evan Mathis has been very good the past two seasons. So that leaves one guard spot, as long as everyones healthy, since Danny Watkins has been the bust most of us expected when we drafted him. A 26 yr old guard who’s only played football for four years- the stereotypical Andy Reid “I’m Smarter Than You Pick”. I wouldn’t be that surprised if Kelly moves back in the top 10 and takes Chance Wormack. Guards don’t excite ppl but he’s the real deal. Like Shawn Andrews except not psycho. Can you imagine that line healthy? McCoy and Brown would combine for 2k rushing.

  5. We have already discounted anything that a cowgirl fan says when he tries to claim he is bringing the real. I mean really…what is your expectations of eagles vs. cowgirls? I don’t think you have realized that chip kelly has your defensive coordinators number just look at what he has done against the monty kiffin tampa 2 while at oregon. good luck with that

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says:
    Jan 27, 2013 4:52 PM
    The Eagles were 4-12 lat season and are bringing in a college coach with no NFL experience. Hate to be a buzz killer….

    Yeah and the Cowboys missed the playoffs, Jason Garrett is still the HC, and Tony Romo is still the starting QB. Hate to be a buzz killer….

  7. The 4th pick in the entire draft can’t be wasted on a guard. Womack is a great player but, what about Star Loutell? Needs 2 man blocking on every play. Like Evan Mathis, we can find a good guard in free agency, Reid bought us another wasted first round pick. with Danny Wadkins. Jerome McDougal…remember him. The current starting Def end… is no first round pick. on and on.remember Reid moved up to take him over Jason Pierre Paul.

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