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Jason Peters Injury: Eagles tackle leaves game early with lower back issue

The Eagles' All-Pro left tackle is down.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have suffered a number of injuries this season, and it looks like the team may have sustained the biggest of the season against the Carolina Panthers. Left tackle Jason Peters injured his lower back midway through the first quarter, and has gone in for x-rays.

After the injury occurred, Peters stayed down on the ground for several minutes before being carted off the field. According to Michelle Tafoya, it took some effort for Peters to even sit up in the locker room.

Peters is arguably the best player on this team, and is probably this era's only surefire Hall of Fame candidate. Peters is a seven-time Pro Bowl player, and was named first team All-Pro twice. Since joining the Eagles in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in 2009, Peters has been among the best offensive linemen in the entire league.

Losing Peters for an extended period of time would be a big blow to an offense that is already without guard Andrew Gardner. Matt Tobin was moved from right guard to left tackle, with Dennis Kelly stepping in at guard.

UPDATE: Jason Peters has back spasms, and will not return to Sunday night's game.