Cornelius Ingram underwent an MRI at Jefferson Hospital Wednesday night and it revealed that the Eagles' tight end had a "significant" Baker's cyst in the back of his knee and calf, the team said.
Ingram had the cyst drained Thursday and will not travel to play the Chiefs Friday. A Baker's cyst, according to MayoClinic.com, "is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee, and "is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear."
Ingram is trying to come back from two straight torn anterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee. The cyst, on the same leg, had ballooned up recently and slowed the second-year tight end considerably.
Ingram's chances of making the team now appear to be in danger. He's likely to land back on injured reserve for the second straight year if the Eagles just don't decide to make and injury settlement with their former fifth-round draft pick. With Ingram slowed by the knee, rookie Clay Harbor has solidified his standing as the backup tight end to Brent Celek.