If there was good news to be found for the Eagles in last night’s loss to the Panthers, it was that Jason Peters’ injury wasn’t as bad as it looked.
“I’ll be all right,” the Eagles left tackle said as he walked to the team bus, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “I’m good.”
Asked if he planned to play in the Nov. 8 game against the Cowboys following their bye week, he replied: “Yeah”
Of course, their left tackle’s status was the subject of far more concern, and the fact he was diagnosed with back spasms was a relief, after the way he went down and was hauled off.
Peters collapsed in the first quarter without really being touched, and stayed face down for several minutes before trainers rolled him over and got him onto a cart.
As his teammates and even several members of the Panthers knelt watching, the 33-year-old tackle was placed on a cart that drove him off the field.
Considering the lack of contact and his own context (two torn Achilles’) it was hard to not think it was worse when players circled around him quietly.
Now with that settled, the Eagles can move onto the longer list of other issues emerging from that game.