Birds 24/7's Tim McManus reports Eagles center Jason Kelce is aiming to return to the team on November 10th against the Carolina Panthers. Kelce has been sidelined with a sports hernia. November 10th is also the first game left guard Evan Mathis could possibly rejoin the team.
A sports hernia is defined by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as "a painful, soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin area. It most often occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements."
Typical non-surgical recovery includes 7-to-10 days of rest followed by four-to-six weeks of physical therapy. The surgical options will sideline a player for 6-to-12 weeks following the surgery.
Kelce, 26, is a huge loss for the Eagles as he is the third starting lineman from the 2013 team to go down with an injury. Pro Football Focus has Kelce as the fourth-highest rated center in all of football posting a 4.5 rating through three games allowing just one quarterback hurry in that span.
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