McLeod revealed he had surgery to repair a torn ACL along with a torn MCL in September, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
It was previously thought that McLeod only tore his MCL, and the addition of the ACL may extend the recovery time even further. McLeod wasn't going to return in 2018 anyway, and eyes were on next year for the Eagles' starting strong safety, who had 10 tackles and four pass breakups in the first four games. With Corey Graham nursing a hamstring injury, Malcolm Jenkins will start at strong safety for the time being.
McLeod went down last Sunday against the Colts and immediately clutched at his right knee, an injury that was confirmed to be a torn MCL on Thursday. Although his season isn't necessarily over, he'll embark upon a lengthy recovery and potentially be considered for activation from IR later this season. With McLeod out for the foreseeable future, the Eagles will turn over strong safety to Corey Graham.
McLeod was diagnosed Monday with a torn MCL in his knee and will require season-ending surgery, a league source told Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
McLeod has served as the Eagles' starting free safety for the last two seasons and change, accruing 148 tackles and six interceptions across 33 regular-season contests. The Eagles were hopeful that McLeod avoided a significant setback after being forced out of the Week 3 win over the Colts, but follow-up tests confirmed that the 28-year-old needed surgery. Expect Philadelphia to place McLeod on injured reserve in the near future, with the team perhaps using the open roster spot to upgrade its depth in the secondary. McLeod's injury will likely press Corey Graham into a starting role at safety alongside Malcolm Jenkins.
McLeod will get tests done on the knee injury he sustained during Sunday's 20-16 win over the Colts, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McLeod said he felt okay after the game, which is certainly good news after what looked like a possibly serious injury. He had one assisted tackle and a pass defensed prior to his departure.
McLeod left Sunday's game against the Colts with a knee injury and is questionable to return, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McLeod originally went down and grabbed his right knee but was able to walk gingerly off the field. In his absence, Corey Graham should see the majority of snaps at free safety.
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||79||63.0||16||0||2||2||1.0||2||0||7|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||72||62.0||10||0||2||1||0.5||1||0||6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||82||59.0||23||0||1||4||4.0||4||0||5|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||1||21||21.0||21||0||1||0||1|
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||3||0||1||20||1||1|