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Winston Justice To Have Knee Surgery

Geoff Mosher is reporting today that Eagles RT Winston Justice will have surgery to treat a bone chip in his left knee. THe surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews. He cites a source who claims that Justice could require microfracture surgery, which would likely cost him next season. The story also implies that it could be "career threatening" but we seem to hear that pretty often and it's rarely true.

Plus, as Mosher's source also admits... Justice could simply require arthroscopic surgery, which would mean a 3-4 week recovery time. Dr. Andrews won't know until he's in there. So just to recap, the source says that Justice could be done for good or be fine in three weeks.

For what it's worth, Reuben Frank has an Eagles team source who says there's "abolutely no reason" to believe Winston Justice knee injury career threatening or that he will need micro-fracture surgery.

In some ways this news about Justice needing knee surgery is welcome... After a very solid 2009 campaign, he really struggled as the season wore on last year. We know he did some time with this injury and the need for surgery would certainly suggest that it was a worse than anyone let on. So if Justices' struggles were due more to injury than just regression... that does bode well for the right side of our line.

Either way, the Eagles have already been taking a look at every top OT in the draft. In all likelihood they're looking at them to play RG, but it would certainly be good to depth in case Justice's injury is the worst case scenario.

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