Midway through Wednesday’s Philadelphia Eagles practice at the Novacare Complex, left tackle Jason Peters disappeared into the tunnel with an injury.
A team source later confirmed that it was a mild right hamstring injury that forced the 31-year-old from the practice field.
Peters, who missed all of last season with a twice ruptured Achilles tendon, is expected to anchor the Eagles offensive line and an argument can be made that he is the most important player on the roster. Missing him for any significant time could derail head coach Chip Kelly‘s high octane Porsche of an offense.
As has been the case all through camp, Peters started the 11-on-11 session with the first-team, but after his injury, was replaced by Matt Tobin.
“I don’t have an update,” Kelly admitted after practice. “But when I saw him inside, he said he was OK. I didn’t get the feeling it was anything serious.”
Also leaving practice early was fellow offensive lineman Dennis Kelly.
The Eagles have already been bitten by the injury bug early in this camp. Jeremy Maclin and Jason Phillips both have been lost for the season with torn ACL’s. Meanwhile, Arrellious Benn, Cary Williams, Todd Herremans, Antonio Dixon and Brandon Hughes have missed time.
Williams and Benn both sat out Wednesday’s session, but Herremans returned to action at his starting right guard position.
Peters said last Friday that he’s all systems go heading into the 2013 season.
“I’m a hundred percent and ready to play,” Peters explained. “I’m the same player I was before last year, I rehabbed [my Achilles] well and was able to go full tilt.”
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