Philadelphia Eagles star Brandon Brooks exits practice field with injury

Brandon Brooks #79, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Brandon Brooks #79, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Oh no! Not this again. It’s only the second day of training camp practice for the Philadelphia Eagles, and we already have to talk about injuries. Here’s something that, hopefully, will drift off into the category of false alarms, but when the conversation is about an aging veteran that makes a lot of money and has spent a lot of time out of the lineup as of late, you definitely want to make mention of what’s going on.

Brandon Brooks is a three-time Pro Bowl nod and someone Philly is expecting a lot out of this season. His presence at Eagles camp has been a shot in the arm for both veterans and the young guys, but during training camp’s second day, the veteran was forced off of the field and into the medical tent with an injury in less than an hour after the session started.

He’d eventually emerge from the tent and was taken back into the NovaCare Complex. At the time of this story being written and published, he has yet to return to the playing surface.

Matt Pryor and Nate Herbig immediately were called upon to split time at right guard in his absence. Still, if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, this is something you’ll definitely be paying attention to.

Philadelphia Eagles fans have their fingers crossed after another Brooks injury.

It takes the body a while to get back in the swing of things. That’s true for someone going out for a jog following a week’s vacation. One might imagine that taking a month of the Summer off and getting back on the field for training camp practice in the NFL has to be a bit of a challenge.

Brooks’ situation is slightly different though. Keep in mind the fact that over much of the past two and a half years, Birds fans have spent an awful amount of time discussing Brooks’ recent rash of injuries.

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No one gets stronger, faster, and more durable as they get older, and for Brooks, the question has to be asked. Is this something that we’ll continue to see as the season progresses? Let’s hope that it isn’t.