Philadelphia Eagles LT Jason Peters Re-Ruptures Achilles Tendon in Kitchen Fall
Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters has re-ruptured his right Achilles tendon, according to CSNPhilly’s Derrick Gunn.
Peters was maneuvering his Roll-A-Bout in his kitchen when the device broke. He fell on his face and re-ruptured his Achilles tendon, according to a league source.
He just had a second surgery. The surgery set back his initial recovery time by three weeks. It also ended any chance that the five-time Pro Bowl tackle would play in 2012, although no one expected him to anyway.
Peters has announced that he is planning to sue the maker of the device.
Peters’ first Achilles injury occurred on March 27th when he was working out near his home in Texas. As a result of the injury, the Eagles signed free agent left tackle Demetress Bell, who had also been a teammate of Jason Peters’ when they were both on the Buffalo Bills.
Bell was signed to a five-year deal, although only one year of his contract is guaranteed. If he plays well in 2012, though, and Peters’ recovery doesn’t go as planned, Bell could become the Eagles’ left tackle of the future. With legendary offensive line coach Howard Mudd coaching him all offseason, expect Bell to have a productive season.
The second injury to Peters definitely puts his career in jeopardy. According to a study online, 67 percent of NFL players who suffer an Achilles tendon rupture are able to return to football, meaning that one-third never again return.
Because of Peters’ tremendous size (6’4 and probably close to 370 pounds), you have to wonder if he will be one of the unfortunate one-third who never again plays. This would be a terrible way to see the career of the NFL’s best offensive lineman end.
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