Report: Jason Peters could miss a ‘week or two’
15 October 2018 Eagles News
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport OT Jason Peters could miss a week or two with a torn right bicep.
Following his MRI, #Eagles LT Jason Peters (torn biceps) is expected to return and play this season, sources say. Peters could miss a week or two, but the future Hall of Famer isn’t done quite yet. Good news for their mini-bye.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2018
While it’s good news to hear that Peters’ season is not done, it does leave room for concerns that he’s even able to make it through the season healthy. Before his recent bicep injury, Peters was already dealing with his recovery from a torn ACL/MCL and a quad injury that has been bothering him the last couple of weeks. Perhaps with rest, Peters cant get back to where he needs to be, but he’ll also have to find a way to keep playing through the torn bicep. Coaches believe the future hall of famer should be able to play through this injury.
With Peters out, the Eagles will rely on Big V to hold down the fort until Peters return. At the left tackle position, Big V has handled 26 percent of the snaps(115) this season, as he played 34 snaps vs the Giants, 9 snaps vs Vikings, 71 snaps vs the Bucs in week 2, and 1 snap against the Falcons in week 1. Halapoulivaati Vaitai has proven to be a quality depth player over the years and with more time and first-team reps this week, hopefully he can get back to being serviceable as they move closer to the Panthers game on Sunday.