Peters went down early in the third quarter after Carson Wentz completed a pass to Nelson Agholor. It looked like a Washington defensive lineman fell onto his knee. Peters laid on the ground in visible pain, clutching his knee before a cart came out to take him to the locker room.
I can’t stress enough how Peters’ teammates have a tremendous amount of respect for him. Every single player was taking a knee when he was on the ground. Then the whole Eagles sideline came over to him as he was getting carted off. That’s not something you see for just any player. Peters is a future Hall of Famer.
The severity of Peters’ injury remains to be seen. There haven’t been any official updates yet. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson declined to give information on his status after the game.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai filled in during Peters’ absence. It’s possible the Eagles could keep him there moving forward. Otherwise they could choose to move Lane Johnson to the left side and stick Big V at right tackle.
Losing Peters would be a major blow to this team. The Bodyguard earned his nickname for a reason. He’s still great at protecting the quarterback and opening holes in the run game.
One also has to wonder if Peters has played his final snap in the NFL. He turned 36 years old in January.
It’d be awful to see him go out like this. Here’s hoping for the best.
If it was the last of him, Eagles fans gave him a classy farewell.
Eagles fans chanting “Let’s Go Peters” as JP is being carted off.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) October 24, 2017
Stay tuned for more update on the Peters situation.
UPDATE: Some bad news and some good news (?)
Sense I got post-game is Eagles believe Jordan Hicks is done for year but that Jason Peters may not be as badly as feared, pending MRI— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 24, 2017
Jason Peters looks like an MCL, but MRI Tuesday is needed to properly assess.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) October 24, 2017
If only MCL and even if grade-3 tear (and no other issues), could return for playoffs. Rehab typically and no surgery. https://t.co/hHmv7LP408— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 24, 2017
If there is some bit of encouraging news on OT Jason Peters, Eagles do not believe he tore his ACL, per source. MRI this morning to see.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2017