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Jason Peters Suffers Setback During Achilles Rehab

Not an opposing lineman, but a Roll-a-Bout is the reason Eagles left tackle Jason Peters will now miss the remainder of the 2012-2013 NFL season.

According to Derrick Gunn of CSN Philly, Peters was moving around his kitchen area when the device malfunctioned; he fell on his face and re-tore his injured Achilles.

As you might remember, Peters originally hurt his Achilles while training in Texas on March 27th. He was initially expected to rehab the Achilles for all of training camp and the early part of the season, but was at least expected to return to action between Weeks 12 and 13. Now, however, it seems that the chance of Peters returning even for the playoffs is slim to none.

This move has a couple consequences. For the immediate future, it means that the newly-signed Demetress Bell will most likely keep a grip on the starter’s role and King Dunlap will be the third offensive tackle on the roster for the entire season. When thinking about long-term consequences, this re-injury could mean that Peters will never be the same and that Bell will play out the remainder of his five-year deal. If Peters can return and be 100% by next year, the Eagles will love to have their Pro-Bowler back, but if he is still hampered a change of plans might be necessary.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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