Kelce Sets Target Date For Return

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

If everything goes according to plan, the Eagles will have Jason Kelce and Evan Mathis back on November 10 against the Panthers.

Kelce is a little over a week removed from sports hernia surgery and is getting around well. He expects to be jogging by the end of the week and will begin lifting again once the inflammation goes down. The typical recovery time for this injury is a six-to-eight weeks. While it’s too early to know precisely when Kelce will be back, he has targeted the Monday night game against Carolina for his return, which would be just shy of the six-week mark post-surgery. Read more »

Chip On Jason Kelce, Cary Williams

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Chip Kelly, believe it or not, gave an injury update at his day-after press conference.

“I just saw [Jason] Kelce in the hallway. He’s going to have sports hernia surgery,” said Kelly. “Don’t know how long he will be out for.”

The average recovery time for this type of surgery is five-to-six weeks, according to a league source.It appears that the Eagles will be down one of the offense’s most valuable players for a significant stretch, then. For now, it will be David Molk manning the center position.
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Report: Sports Hernia For Jason Kelce

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Jason Kelce has a sports hernia injury and is expected to have surgery, sources tell the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.

The injury could keep the Eagles’ center off the field for two months.

Kelce was off to a fantastic start this season. He sets the protection, is integral to the run game and is fantastic downfield on screens. Losing him, along with Evan Mathis, is devastating for the Eagles’ offense and specifically the ground game. Read more »

Kelce Out With Abdominal Injury

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Jason Kelce left in the third quarter with an abdominal injury and will not return.

The standout center was hurt away from a LeSean McCoy run to the right side early in the frame. Kelce was helped to his feet after a short time on the ground and was examined on the trainers table before slowly making his way inside. He was replaced by David Molk.

The Eagles are already working without Evan Mathis (knee), Allen Barbre (ankle) and Lane Johnson (suspension) along the offensive front. Matt Tobin (ankle) practiced this week but was not active for Sunday’s game against Washington.

McCoy exited in the first quarter after a head-to-head collision with Washington defensive back David Amerson, but was cleared to return.

“Shady” chants broke out in the stands as McCoy lay on the ground following his nine-yard run to the left side. After a few moments, he got to his feet and walked off under his own power.

Following a quick look-over from the trainers, McCoy pleaded to go back in but was not permitted. A team employee took McCoy’s helmet off the bench and handed it to another staffer, who placed it behind his back. McCoy tried to physically take the helmet from the staff member and had to be restrained. Finally, he relented and jogged inside to be examined for a head injury.

The exam didn’t last long, and he was cleared to go back in the game.

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