Jason Kelce Shut Down By Elbow Scope, Should Return For Opener
Philadelphia Eagles superstar offensive lineman Jason Kelce, an All-Pro center, will be out a few weeks from what the the termed a routine clean-out surgery on his elbow.
Kelce, 34, is expected to be back by the Sept. 11 season opener in Detroit against the Lions.
Rookie second-round pick Cam Jurgens, who sources have told Inside The Birds is impressing the coaches this camp, should see a major increase in first-team reps to fill Kelce’s void.
The Eagles said Kelce had tried to work through some discomfort but he and the team decided surgery now was the best course of action.
Kelce has started 123 consecutive games, third-most among active NFL players behind defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (164) and Jake Matthews (127). He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons and five times overall. He’s made All Pro two of the past three seasons and four times overall.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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