Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his right knee. The surgery was performed in Birmingham, Ala., by Dr. James Andrews.
The Eagles have not officially commented on a recovery timetable, but Bradley's season is expected to be over.
“He did have his surgery" coach Andy Reid said today. "I’m probably going to tell you the same thing that I’ve told you after every surgery, that the doctor felt good about it. They think it went well and we’ll just see how he rehabs here.”
Andrews has been busy with Philly football players this week. He also examined Eagles rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram, who re-tore his left ACL last week. No date for surgery has been set, although Reid said it likely will be in the next few days. He also said Andrews will likely handle the surgery.
According to ESPN, Andrews cleared former Eagles offensive tackle Jon Runyan to begin working out after Andrews performed microfracture surgery on Runyan's knee in the spring.
The presumption that Ellis Hobbs will overtake Sheldon Brown in the aftermath of Brown's unhappiness with his contract and subsequent trade demand seems to be unfounded thus far.
When asked about the corner rotation for Thursday's preseason opener, defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said it would be just like it has been at training camp.
"Sheldon and Asante will start and they will also work themselves in," McDermott said. "Then we’ll go from there.”
McDermott described Hobbs as "absorbing the defense right now."
Interestingly, excellent Boston Globe beat reporter Mike Reiss noted that Hobbs would be the fifth or sixth best corner on the Patriots roster right now.
Hard to have many training camp conversations without the subject of injuries coming up. Here's Quintin Mikell's take: “It’s part of the game. That’s all you can do; these things happen. It’s unfortunate. We work really hard, and anytime anybody goes down it sucks. But we’ve just got to go out there and do what we’ve got to do.”