The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a devastating blow on Monday night when All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the third quarter of their game against the Washington Redskins.
Peters went down grabbing his right leg in obvious pain before being fitted with an air cast and ultimately being carted off to the Eagles’ locker room at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Losing the Bodyguard Jason Peters is obviously a devastating blow, my heart sunk pic.twitter.com/6zSiScYmlY
— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) October 24, 2017
Eagles LT Jason Peters left the game on a cart with fans in Philadelphia chanting his name. pic.twitter.com/4iIuqk2sHQ
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 24, 2017
In a sign of the possible severity of his injury, nearly every player on the Philadelphia sideline — and Washington left tackle Trent Williams — came on to the field to console Peters while the fans chanted the former undrafted free agent’s name.
Peters’ injury came one day after fellow All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns suffered his own season-ending injury.
If Peters’ injury is as serious as it appeared, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection’s career could unfortunately be over. Even if he never plays another down of football, though, Peters has a spot waiting for him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
For the Eagles, replacing Peters will be nearly impossible.