Just as the injury bug looked to have finally released its claws from the body of the Philadelphia Eagles, the team were dealt a major blow.
30-year old right guard Brandon Brooks has torn his Achilles while working out down at the NovaCare Complex and will likely miss the entire 2020 season, according to NBC’s Derrik Gunn.
The three-time Pro Bowler has easily been one of the team’s most dominant lineman since joining the team back in 2016 as a free agent. He’s started 62 games and 5 playoff matchups while doing so at a simply exceptional level.
However, this is the third notable injury in as many years. Brooks has now torn both Achilles muscles and required surgery on a dislocated shoulder after the team’s week 17 win.
Since Brooks was in the team’s rehab program, he was allowed to workout down at the NovaCare Complex, where the injury was sustained.
This is absolutely heartbreaking for arguably the best right guard in the league and someone who last year, battled his way back from that exact same injury lightyears before anyone thought was humanly possible.
Brooks released a statement on Twitter vocalizing that same energy:
Hopefully, the veteran who turns 31 this year will be back on the field for next season. As for the next man up? We’ll break that down tomorrow.
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