• December 9, 2022

Right Guard Andrew Gardner Likely Out For Season

garnderEagles’ starting right guard Andrew Gardner left Sunday’s game against the Jets with a foot injury, and did not return.

The Eagles have now learned the extent of Gardner’s injury, and the belief is that the he’ll miss an extended period of time, and will likely be out for the season if his foot does require surgery.

The Eagles’ offensive line, already with its issues, has now taken another blow. With Gardner now likely down for the year, the Birds will turn to Matt Tobin, who entered Training Camp in competition with Gardner for the starting role, but couldn’t provide any kind of serious competition.

With Tobin forced into a starting role, the team’s already questionable depth at the position becomes even more suspect. Dennis Kelly is now likely to be the first man off the bench should another injury occur.

This was one of the fears surrounding the offensive line entering the season. When Chip Kelly saw fit to release Evan Mathis, one of the fears was that if the Eagles suffered a serious injury to any of the offensive line positions, they’d be in some serious trouble.

The Birds have had enough troubles on the offensive line even with the starters healthy, losing starters to injury will only make those problems worse.

Denny Basens

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paulman
paulman
September 28, 2015 10:01 pm

Look around the NFL, OL Depth is a premium, most Teams don’t even have a Settles Starting 5 let alone strong 6th,7th & 8th OL on your Roster
Take the Pats, Cowboys & Bengals, Quality OL are few and far between in Today’s OL.. These lack of Contact Drills during the OTA’s & Summer Camps just is not conducive into developing quality depth and many of these backups have to improve by actually playing in a Game..

IrishEagle
IrishEagle
September 29, 2015 5:59 pm

Tra Thomas is available.

Mac Dolo
Mac Dolo
September 29, 2015 8:20 pm

Great news now take Allen Barbre with you loser!