LT Andre Dillard Suffers Season-Ending Injury
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
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More bad news out of Eagles’ camp today. Andre Dillard suffered a biceps injury in practice today. Surgery will be needed and he has been ruled out for the season, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported today.
This is a tough break for last year’s first round pick. A huge blow to an offensive line that already enters the season with All-Pro Right Guard, Brandon Brooks on the IR, with a torn Achilles.
It seems highly likely Jason Peters will be moved back to Left Tackle. Leaving a hole at Right Guard, the front runner to fill in should be Matt Pryor. With Dillard and Brooks both being on IR, the projected starting offensive line could be:
LT: Jason Peters
LG: Isaac Seumalo
C: Jason Kelce
RG: Matt Pryor
RT: Lane Johnson
This is obviously a bad situation for the Eagles entering the season, but also a reality of life in the NFL. This team has had a knack for overcoming injuries and adversity like no other under the guidance of HC Doug Pederson, but this is not news fans want to hear.