The Philadelphia Eagles needed their key players to contribute against San Francisco 49ers, but unfortunately for the Eagles, it didn't happen. Defensive end Brandon Graham was carted off of the field late in the second quarter with a season-ending torn Achilles, and the offensive front took a major hit as well. The Eagles began the second half without starting right guard Brandon Brooks, who also suffered a major injury. While his isn't season-ending, he'll miss significant time going forward.
Brooks suffered a torn pectoral muscle and will miss about eight weeks, Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson said Thursday. This puts his potential return around Week 11 when Philadelphia takes on the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 21 -- assuming there are no setbacks in his recovery.
Brooks, a three-time Pro Bowler at his position, leaves quite a void on the offensive front. The Eagles are hoping rookie second-round pick Landon Dickerson can step in and step up in only his second-career NFL game, but he'll have his work cut out for him in Dallas and over the following seven weeks to come.
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