By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles may have won on Sunday. However, they suffered a tough blow to their defeneive unit.
Starting safety Rodney McLeod has suffered a torn ACL injury. He will miss the rest of the season.
This is also damaging for the 2021 season. He’s going to miss significant time, as a torn ACL is a nine-month to one-year recovery.
If it’s truly one year before he comes back, he’ll miss all but the final weeks of the 2021 season. He’s signed for several seasons so there’s no ramifications financially.
With McLeod no longer available, the team will rely on K’Von Wallace to fill in as the starting free safety.
This is the second week, where the Eagles lost a play due to a season-ending injury. Last week, the team lost future Hall of Famer Jason Peters due to a toe injury.
The Eagles defensive unit was already damaged before their game with the Saints. Now, they’re going into their upcoming game with the Arizona Cardinals without several key players on the defeneive side of the ball.
In addition to McLeod, the team is also without starting cornerback Darius Slay, who is currently in concussion protocol. Cornerback Avonte Maddox is also expected to miss several weeks with a knee injury.
In the off-season, McLeod signed a two-year, $12 million deal.
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