Darren Howard has surgery

Eagles defensive end Darren Howard underwent successful abdominal surgery Wednesday, the Eagles announced. The specific nature of the injury was not released.

The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Meyers also recently handled the abdominal/groin surgery on the Flyers' Danny Briere and has previously operated on Kevin Curtis, Donovan McNabb and L.J. Smith.

Howard had a team-high 10 sacks and reached double digits for the first time since the 2004 season when he was with the Saints.

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