Although the Philadelphia Eagles dismantled the New York Giants last night, the defending champions were dealt a significant injury on offense. Once again, Jason Peters finds himself in danger of missing an extended period of time.
Last season, Peters tore his ACL and MCL, forcing him to miss Philadelphia’s run to the Super Bowl. During his absence, Halapoulivaati Vaitai did an excellent job of keeping both Carson Wentz and Nick Foles clean in the pocket.
Well, Vaitai could find himself in a similar situation, as Peters’ injury sounds very serious.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the belief around the organization is that Peters tore his bicep against the Giants. However, doctors are optimistic that he could play through the injury.
#Eagles LT Jason Peters is believed to have suffered a torn bicep, though he told reporters post-game he was OK. I’m told doctors are optimistic that he’ll be able to keep playing, though the MRI is pending.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 12, 2018
Peters is unquestionably the leader of Philadelphia’s offensive line, which makes this a crucial injury.
It could be extremely tough for Peters to play through the injury, yet the possibility is still there. Until the team gets the results from his MRI, the offensive tackle’s status is still unclear.