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Philadelphia Eagles Suffer Another Injury as Cornelius Ingram Tears ACL

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)
Bleacher ReportAnalyst IAugust 8, 2009

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Cornelius Ingram has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that will sideline him for his rookie season according to Reuben Frank.

Ingram, who was drafted in the fifth round of this year's draft, missed the entire 2008 season with the Florida Gators in his final year at college with a torn ACL in the same knee.

The Eagles had him take a MRI this morning in which the results showed that he had a torn ACL. It was first characterized as knee swelling according to Frank.

Losing Ingram is huge for the Birds as they were relying on him backing up first-year starter Brent Celek at tight end. They weren't just hoping for him to be a capable backup, but to also make plays too.

The only other options at tight end on the roster are Matt Schobel and Eugene Bright—neither of which are having great camps. For one, Schobel hasn't been practicing, and Bright hasn't shined but will only gain experience.

This makes the decision not to pony up a second round pick to acquire future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, who was traded to the Atlanta Falcons, even more mind blowing.

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