According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Eagles second year linebacker Travis Long has torn his ACL and will likely be ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 NFL season.
Sources: #Eagles LB Travis Long tore the ACL in his left knee. His season is likely over. More: http://t.co/PGdNMYdTHk— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 30, 2014
McLane reports that Long's injury occurred during the Eagles' preseason finale game against the New York Jets. Long reportedly suffered the injury on the series following his sack of Jets rookie quarterback Tahj Boyd.
Long's ACL tear is in his left knee, which is not the same knee he tore his other ACL in (right knee) as a senior at Washington State.
This is obviously disappointing news for both Long and Philadelphia. Long becomes the first Eagles player this summer to suffer a season-ending injury.
It looked like Long had a good chance to make the team if he stayed healthy. He had the versatility to play both outside and inside linebacker. The Eagles even line him up at defensive end in some packages. Long also would have been able to contribute on special teams.
With Long gone (pun not intended), Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reports that the Eagles will keep veteran linebacker Casey Matthews to fill his place on the roster.
Long will likely be put on injured reserve.