January 27, 2024   2 MIN READ

Road to Recovery

Brown Has Surgery Following Torn ACL


Philadelphia Eagles safety Sydney Brown is on the road to recovery after his rookie season ended with a torn ACL.

The 23-year-old announced on Instagram he underwent successful surgery.

Sydney Brown

Sydney Brown underwent a successful surgery on his torn ACL.

Brown’s surgery was performed by Christopher Dodson, Associate Head Orthopedic Surgeon for the Eagles.

Drafted in the third round in 2023, Brown ended up having to take a somewhat prominent role in the Eagles secondary, playing 35% of the team’s defensive snaps and making six starts in 14 games. Due to injuries of various players in the backend, Brown would see time at both safety and slot cornerback.

In his final fully healthy game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17, Brown returned an interception 99 yards for his first career touchdown. He would later tear his ACL in the final regular season game against the New York Giants on Jan. 7.

Recoveries from ACL tears can be grueling and, in many cases, can take 9-12 months to return to the field, with the Eagles are certainly hoping he will be able to return on the earlier side with a bare bones safety room.

Adding depth at safety will become essential to the team this offseason. The only other players currently signed at the position are Reed Blankenship as well as Kevin Byard, whose roster status entering 2024 is unknown with a $14.4 million cap hit, per OvertheCap. Practice squad safety Tristin McCollum is also signed to a futures contract.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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