In case you were wondering how well Brandon Brooks’ rehab is going, he’s got you covered.
The Philadelphia Eagles currently have one of the best offensive lines in the league, when healthy. The key word here is healthy. Unfortunately, the Eagles had to deal with a long list of injuries on both sides of the ball in 2018 for the second year in a row. Lane Johnson was dealing with a nagging ankle injury all year. Jason Peters had torn biceps for a majority of the year. Jason Kelce had pretty much every injury you could think of, while Brandon Brooks stayed healthy up until the final game of the playoffs when he tore his Achilles.
Losing Brooks was huge in the divisional round. But not having him for the start of the season could be just as big. Although Brooks says his goal is to get back out on the field for week one, we have to remain realistic. Achilles tears are not easy to get past, just ask Sidney Jones. Remember, the former second-round cornerback tore his Achilles during his pro day in March. He wouldn’t see the field until the end of December that year. There is no official timetable on Brooks’ injury, but he does have a visual update for everybody who is curious and has been asking how he’s doing.
Brooks gives us a sneak peek of his workouts
I’m no doctor, so I’m not exactly sure if Brooks is ahead of his recovery timetable or not. But if the Eagles’ guard felt confident enough to post this video as his official update, then I can only assume Brooks is doing a good job getting healed up. He’s been out of the boot for quite some time now, and it looks like Brooks is trying to get himself ready for some moderate offseason workouts.
Again, he plans to be back by the opening week of the season, but that could be pushing it too far. With the NFL Draft beginning today, it will be interesting to see how much Brooks’ injury dictates the Eagles’ draft plans. Not only are they missing a critical player in Brooks, but they don’t really have anybody who can fill in for him either. Offensive guard is becoming a top need.