Many people were surprised to see the Philadelphia Eagles take three defensive ends in last week's draft even after trading for another during the offseason. Yesterday it became a little more clear as to why. It was revealed that Victor Abiamiri had microfracture surgery on his knee and his season is in jeopardy.
"It's a big injury," Eagles trainer Burkholder acknowledged. "It's a thing that's knocked some guys out of playing. But plenty of people have come back and played, too. So he's got youth on his side."
"When we put together this roster, we knew he may not be available Opening Day," Burkholder said.
The surgery was performed on February 9th, so suffice to say he's got a long way to go. So when you look at the sum total of defensive ends out this offseason, it makes the number of defensive ends in understandable. Chris Clemons was traded, Darren Howard cut, and now Abiamiri is possibly out for the season. Taking their place is Brandon Graham, Daniel Te'O-Nesheim, & Daryl Tapp, with Ricky Sapp working at both SAM and defensive end.