Eagles lineman undergoes knee surgery, expected to miss nine months
During the Eagles’ week 18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, backup offensive tackle Brett Toth left early with an undisclosed knee injury. There have been no updates since, until this morning when Toth posted on his Instagram that he had successful surgery and would be recovering for the next nine months.
Toth didn’t say what the injury was, but missing nine months following knee surgery means he likely tore his ACL. If that’s the case, he would be the second Eagle to tear their ACL during their regular-season finale. Tight end Tyree Jackson also left early following a non-contact knee injury later revealed to be a torn ACL.
Losing Toth will be a hit to the Eagles’ offensive line depth. Nate Herbig and Jason Kelce are entering free agency, while Brandon Brooks will likely be the subject of trade rumors. Philadelphia’s remaining backups at tackle include Andre Dillard, Jack Driscoll, and Le’Raven Clark.
Toth signed with the Eagles in 2019 and saw his most playing time this season, appearing in four games and not allowing a single pressure or quarterback hit during that time.
Hopefully, Toth has a quick recovery, and with how ACL recoveries have advanced, there’s a good chance he will be back by the start of the regular season.
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