Cornelius Ingram Is Out: Torn ACL

Leo PizziniAnalyst IAugust 8, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 1: Tight end Cornelius Ingram #88 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on during minicamp practice at the NovaCare Complex on May 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The word has just been released that tight end Cornelius Ingram has suffered an ACL tear and is presumably heading for the injured reserve list and thereby out for the season.  

Ingram underwent an MRI this morning and the news is not good.  Fortunately, rookie free agent Eugene Bright has looked very good in camp as a big, imposing player who can catch.

He lacks experience at tight end, having played defensive end at Purdue, so what to expect from him is a big unknown.

What does seem apparent is the preservation of employment for Matt Schobel.  For better or worse.

Ingram was a very exciting prospective weapon for 2009.  He played very well in training camp and now he can only hope to rebound better than Jack Ikegwuonu and hopefully in the form of Correll Buckhalter, who came off of multiple knee surgeries much like Ingram will have to do.

The news coming out of camp has been disheartening to say the least.  The Eagles have been a team that has played at their best when expected to fail and although no one would be expecting that, there is plenty of reason to downgrade hopes.

Everything can still be overcome, but the disappointment is very real.