According to a report from Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles Defensive Tackle, Beau Allen, has suffered an upper body injury that is expected to require surgery.
The report states that Allen suffered the injury while working out on Thursday, but the Eagles are yet to comment on the situation. It’s unclear exactly what kind of injury Allen has sustained, but if it’s expected to require surgery, a pectoral tear could be a likely scenario.
The 25-year old is entering his contract year with the Eagles and is coming off a year where he set a career high in tackles (29), as well as recovering his first NFL fumble and starting three games. The 6’3, 327 lbs DT has improved every year since being drafted in the seventh round in 2014. As well as playing in all 16 games in 2016, he also played in 32% of special teams snaps.
Howie Roseman spoke glowingly of Allen at the Combine..with rumors circulating of a potential contract extension.
“We’re excited about Beau. Both in his ability to be powerful in the run game and also his athleticism to work the edges. He has pass rush moves and with an increased opportunity, we think he will be an even better player for our team.”
This news, if true, couldn’t come at a worse time for Allen, who is expected to compete for a starting role in 2017 with newly acquired Timmy Jernigan, and Destiny Vaeao.
The extent of the injury is not yet known, nor are the concrete details. Stay locked in to Philly Sports Network for the latest updates as the story develops.
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