Eagles suffer multiple injuries in loss

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Eagles coach Andy Reid’s postgame news conference following his team’s 27-20 loss to the Packers read like a medical school lecture. The number of starters who went down Sunday with devastating injuries seemed like it would never end.

All-Pro fullback Leonard Weaver suffered what Reid described as a probable ACL tear in his left knee, a gruesome looking injury that left the popular playmaker in tears and in obvious pain as he was helped off the field in the first half.

Making matters worse on offense, Philly center Jamaal Jackson left the game in the second quarter with a right elbow injury. Reid said the Eagles medical staff believes Jackson sustained a torn biceps, ruining the center’s comeback after he tore a left knee ligament at the end of last season.


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Both Weaver and Jackson will undergo MRI exams on Monday.

Starting quarterback Kevin Kolb was shaken up in the second quarter after injuring his jaw and eventually gave way to backup Michael Vick, who completed 16 of 24 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, a 17-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin with 10:23 remaining.

Reid said Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley were diagnosed with concussions.

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