[UPDATE #2]: Brooks will undergo an MRI on Monday to see whether he suffered a full pectoral tear or if it’s just a strain.
#Eagles OL Brandon Brooks is believed to have suffered an injury to his pec, source said. He’ll have an MRI to determine how serious the ailment is: Is it a full tear or just a strain?— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 19, 2021
[UPDATE]: Brandon Brooks might have suffered a pec injury, per a report by Derrick Gunn, and will at least miss the remainder of the Eagles’ Week 2 game against the 49ers.
Injury Update: DE Brandon Graham (ankle) and G Brandon Brooks (chest) are both out.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 19, 2021
The Eagles have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, if they can stay healthy. Unfortunately, Brandon Brooks was sidelined early in the second quarter on Sunday against the 49ers with a chest injury and was labeled as questionable to return.
Fortunately, however, the team added a bit of depth this week with second-round draft pick Landon Dickerson being cleared to play and active. The rookie was drafted as a center, but stepped in at right guard to takes Brooks’ spot.
Landon Dickerson makes his NFL debut at RG, replacing Brandon Brooks. Ball on the 2-yard line, backed up near the end zone. First play ever. Not even a preseason game. Welcome to the NFL, kid.#FlyEaglesFly— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) September 19, 2021
We haven’t had a chance to see much of Dickerson this offseason as he worked his way back from an ACL injury he suffered in late-December. Earlier this week, OL coach Jeff Stoutland said that the rookie is a big, strong, talented player, who has put in extra time be able to put the lineman in position — sure, he isn’t lining up at center just yet, but it should mean that he has awareness of what he’ll need to do at guard, hopefully.