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Herremans goes under the knife

Todd Herremans took the opportunity during the be week to get his knee scoped to correct a "minor" cartilage problem in his knee.

Some players use the NFL bye week to take a vacation. Eagles left guard Todd Herremans yesterday used it to get arthroscopic knee surgery to correct a longstanding but not terribly serious cartilage problem, a source close to the situation said last night.

The Eagles announced only that Herremans had undergone arthroscopic surgery, performed by Dr. Peter DeLuca, the team orthopedist, and that the timetable for Herremans' return would be determined next week.

But someone familiar with Herremans' situation said he opted to have the procedure done during the bye week in hopes of playing Oct. 21, when the Eagles play host to the Chicago Bears.

Another blow in an already depleted offensive line is not the news we wanted to be hearing. That said, William Thomas is aiming to be back after the bye and Max Jean Gilles should be Herremans' fill in. Max Jean was drafted the same year as Justice but as has played and been active much more than Winston while also proving himself to be more than capable. So if the starting offensive line against the Jets after the bye is Runyan/Andrews/Jackson/Jean-Gilles/Thomas I'll be feel pretty good. If it's Justice & Max Jean over on the left side, that could be worrisome. That would be alot of inexperience at McNabb's blind side.

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