Brandon Brooks returns to practice 6 months following Achilles tear
Today, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have activated the 21-day practice window for Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks and rookie linebacker Davion Taylor. Brooks has not played a single game this season and Taylor was hurt during week 13’s loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Brandon Brooks is a superhuman, no way around it. Brooks tore his Achilles in June during an offseason workout. This was Brook’s second Achilles tear after he tore his other back in 2018 against the New Orleans Saints. Brooks return to play in only 6 months after one of the most devastating injuries in sports is herculean.
Brooks is a three-time pro bowler and considered one of the top guards in football. His loss was heavily felt on the offensive line and he will be a key piece for the Eagles in 2021. All starting linemen minus Jason Kelce and several backups suffered injuries this season. For a player to tear one Achilles is rare in any sport, let alone both.
Davion Taylor has been out with a knee injury and with an open linebacker unit, he looks to get more time this week. The third round selection has been brought along slowly but the hope is he can continue to make progress and have an impact next season.
Philadelphia is currently eliminated from playoff contention and they hope to play spoiler to the Washington Football Team in their season finale. The Eagles are currently 4-10-1 and own the 6th pick in the NFL draft. Depending on how Sunday goes across the league they could range anywhere from the 3rd selection to 10th.
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