The Philadelphia Eagles are flying high at 6-1, holding the best record in the NFL after defeating the Washington Redskins 34-24 on Monday Night Football.
But the win came at a cost.
Standout left tackle Jason Peters and middle linebacker Jordan Hicks are out for the remainder of the season, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday:
Officially, per HC Doug Pederson: OT Jason Peters (knee) and LB Jordan Hicks (Achilles) out for remainder of season. #Eaglesnextmanup
— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) October 24, 2017
Jordan Hicks needed to be carried off the field just two plays into the game after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon and Peters was carted off the field early in the third quarter after suffering a torn MCL and ACL in his right knee.
Pederson said the team hasn’t decided who will replace Peters at left tackle, but he did note that Lane Johnson has played at a high level at right tackle, raising a question mark whether the Eagles would move over to the left side.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai replaced Peters at left tackle during Monday night’s game.
Jordan Hicks’ replacement on the other hand would be filled by Najee Goode and Joe Walker.
Pederson indicated that the Eagles would look for Peters’ and Hicks’ replacements in-house.