Eagles Pro Bowl G Brooks tears Achilles, likely out for 2020
The right guardian of the Philadelphia Eagles, Brandon Brooks, is expected to miss the upcoming 2020 NFL season after tearing his left Achilles tendon.
Brooks posted the news on Twitter on Monday after reportedly injuring his Achilles while training in Philadelphia's training complex.
Brooks, who has made a Pro Bowl selection in each of the past three seasons, recovered from a shoulder injury against the New York Giants in week 17 of last season and had to miss the Eagles' wildcard loss against the Seattle Seahawks in January.
"So now that the news is out, I think I've torn up my other Achilles, but if life turns you into lemons, you make lemonade," wrote the 30-year-old.
"I'll be back and better than ever. Appreciate love."
The seven-year-old veteran had previously torn his right Achilles tendon during the Eagles' loss to the New Orleans Saints in the 2018 playoffs.
However, Brooks returned on time for the 2019 season and started all 16 regular season games before missing out on Philadelphia's playoff loss in the opening round against the Seahawks due to his shoulder injury.
Including postseason, Brooks has started 67 out of a possible 70 games since signing a five-year contract with the Eagles prior to the 2016 campaign.
Philadelphia may now need to replace two key starters in last season's team's offensive line, as Jason Peters, who has long been in a duel, remains an unsigned free agent.
The Eagles chose Andre Dillard in the first round of the 2019 draft as the intended replacement for 38-year-old Peters and took two Auburn offensive linemen - Jack Driscoll (fourth round) and Prince Tega Wanogho (sixth round) this year's draft.
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