Sunday, August 9, 2009

More Eagles injuries: Ingram lost for the season

The regular season can't come soon enough for the Eagles. A few days after losing middle linebacker Stewart Bradley for the season, another Eagle is gone for 2009: rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram. Ingram tore his ACL, the same ACL he tore last year in college, and will require surgery, putting him out for the year. While Ingram's loss won't hurt as much as Bradley's, Ingram was expected to step into the back-up tight end role and be a factor at some point this season.

To get more competition at tight end, the Eagles signed undrafted rookie tight end Rob Myers. Barring another injury to a tight end, Myers will be a longshot to make the team. With Ingram out, the tight end situation is shaping up to have Brent Celek at starter, with Matt Schobel and Eugene Bright backing him up. Those that hoped Schobel would be gone this season won't get their wish unless the Eagles sign a free agent tight end before the season starts.

In other injury news, DeSean Jackson hurt his knee in practice on Saturday. He was back doing light work on Sunday so he isn't expected to miss any time.

1 comment:

GM-Carson said...

Certainly wasn't a good weekend for Philly.