Eagles all-pro left tackle Jason Peters on Tuesday morning underwent what the Eagles called successful surgery to repair his ruptured right Achilles tendon.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Steve Raikin of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson Hospital at the Navy Yard, a mile from the teams NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia.
The Eagles did not announce any timetable for when Peters might be able to play football again, but experts say this is an injury from which it generally takes anywhere from seven to 12 months to return.
The Eagles have not ruled out Peters playing at some point during the 2012 season.
The Eagles open the 2012 season in five months. They can place Peters on the Reserve-Physically Unable to Play list, which would require them to either activate him or place him on Injured Reserve -- ending his season -- in mid-November.
Peters got hurt last week while training on his own in his native Texas. Peters and Joe Thomas of the Browns are the only offensive linemen that have been selected to the Pro Bowl team in each of the last five years.
Peters, the highest-paid offensive lineman in Eagles history, is scheduled to earn 7.9 milion in 2012 and has a salary cap figure of 8.542 million.
The Eagles brought veteran free agent Demetrius Bell in for a visit last week but did not sign him, although they still have interest in him. Theyve also been in contact with the representative for Marcus McNeil, a two-time Pro Bowl tackle with the Chargers, who is currently rehabbing from a neck injury.
Former Eagles second-round pick Winston Justice, who started 31 games at left and right tackle in six years with the Eagles, was shipped to the Colts in a salary dump in mid-March.