Jason Kelce Has Partial ACL Tear and Full MCL Tear, Season Still in Limbo

Jason Kelce Has Partial ACL Tear and Full MCL Tear, Season Still in Limbo
September 17, 2012, 8:14 am
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Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder updated reporters on Monday afternoon on the status of Eagles center Jason Kelce who was carted off the field yesterday after injuring his knee. Burkholder informed that an MRI this morning showed a partial tear to Kelce's ACL with a full tear to the MCL. Not the best news in the world, but there's still a chance he could play again this season.

Kelce will have a scope on Tuesday to determine if they'll need to reconstruct the ACL after the MCL heals, according to Reuben Frank.

His season is not officially over yet.

Dallas Reynolds filled in admirably after Kelce left the game yesterday. He's expected to step into the starting role.

More on Kelce's situation with quotes from Burkholder here. And more on Dallas Reynolds' performance yesterday here.

Rick Burkholder on Jason Kelce: On field exam and MRI this morning confirm partial ACL tear and full MCL tear.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) September 17, 2012

RB: MCL tear needs 4 to 6 weeks to heal. We have option of fixing ACL or letting it heal. If we fix now, Kelce would be done for year.

— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) September 17, 2012

Kelce will have a scope tomorrow to determine if he'll need reconstruction on ACL after MCL heals. If not, could play again this year.

— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) September 17, 2012

Burkhalter: There are other players that have delayed getting injury fixed and have played on partial tear.

— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 17, 2012

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