The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports Eagles center Jason Kelce has a sports hernia and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks or more after undergoing surgery. Kelce will be undergoing more tests. Howard Eskin was the first to report the news.
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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