Only a few days after seeking a second medical opinion on his injured knee, Eagles’ starting WR Kevin Curtis underwent arthroscopic surgical procedures. The veteran has missed the team’s last three games with a sprained knee and nagging pain in the area, and his surgery that took place earlier today is expected to put Curtis on track for a full recovery.
Typically, a knee surgery will keep a player out of football for an extended amount of time, but head coach Andy Reid is optimistic that the team’s number 2 receiver will be able to play again this season. Curtis (pictured) has already been ruled out of Monday’s Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins, and following that matchup, his status for other games are questionable, with decisions on whether he’ll play to come in the future, and be based upon where he is in terms of recovery.
This is the second surgery Curtis has undergone in two years, with last year’s procedure coming after the 7th-year wideout sustained a sports hernia injury in the 2008 preseason. Because of these injury issues, there hasn’t been nearly as much production from Curtis offensively as there was in 2007 when he played his first season as an Eagle and racked up over 1,000 receiving yards as a quality starter.
This year, he’s been replaced extremely well several times in the starting lineup by rookie WR Jeremy Maclin, and has overall been an inconsistent player. The former Ram was mentioned in deadline trade rumors, and with his surgery, will likely not return to a significant role in the Eagles’ explosive offensive unit. As dismal as this situation has become, let’s cast some hope upon Kevin Curtis, and wish that he indeed returns to his old form that brought so much to the Eagles.