Eagles' Brandon Brooks Confirms He Suffered Torn Achilles Injury vs. Saints

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJanuary 13, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Brandon Brooks (79) is taken from the field after injury against the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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The Philadelphia Eagles lost a critical part of their offensive line during the first half of Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the New Orleans Saints when guard Brandon Brooks was carted off the field with what was later diagnosed as a torn Achilles.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com cited a source who said Brooks endured a "serious lower leg injury." After the game, Brooks confirmed the severity of the injury:

Brooks signed a five-year deal with the Eagles prior to the 2016 season after he spent his first four years in the league with the Houston Texans and has quickly established himself as one of the most important cogs up front.

The two-time Pro Bowler played all 16 regular-season games in each of the last two years and started all three playoff games last season on the way to the Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

Stefen Wisniewski entered Sunday's contest in his place to help the rest of the offensive front block a Saints defense that finished tied for fifth in the league with 49 sacks this season. The Saints would go on to beat the Eagles 20-14, ending Philadelphia's season.

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