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Andrew Gardner Injury: Eagles guard could be out for the season

Not good news for the Eagles.

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Philadelphia Eagles starting right guard Andrew Gardner suffered a Lisfranc injury and could be out for the rest of the 2015 NFL season, according to a report from Howard Eskin. Les Bowen is confirming Eskin's report.

Gardner's injury occurred during the Eagles' 24-17 victory over the New York Week on Sunday. He left the game early and did not return. After the game, Gardner was seen wearing a walking boot and moving around on crutches.

Gardner was replaced by third-year offensive lineman Matt Tobin after he left, which seems to indicate Tobin will be the new starter at right guard. Tobin started several games at right guard last season before ultimately being benched in favor of Gardner.

The Eagles offensive line has really struggled to start the season so losing a starter certainly isn't a good sign. Gardner was actually playing surprisingly well, at least by the standards of Pro Football Focus. Gardner currently ranks 15th out of 75 guards graded by PFF.

Gardner won the Eagles' starting right guard job after an open competition was held during training camp. The Eagles rewarded the 29-year-old with a three-year contract extension early in September.

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