Babin Out 2-3 WeeksBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
After finally having an MRI done on Tuesday morning, reports show that Jason Babin’s injury may be a little more serious than we thought. The MRI revealed that the mild calf strain we thought he had is really a Grade 2 muscle strain, which is characterized by a small tear in the muscle and some bleeding.
Babin, the Eagles’ defensive end, was injured at training camp last Saturday during 1-on-1 drills. He is expected to be out 2 to 3 weeks, but sources say that since the strain is on the leg he uses to push off on when the ball is snapped, he may need more time to heal.
Last season the Kalamazoo native posted career highs in both sacks and forced fumbles. His All-Pro selection last year in addition to his two Pro Bowl selections are mere a testament to how valuable Babin is to the Eagles’ defense.
In his absence, however, 2010 first-round pick Brandon Graham has done well in his reps with the first string defense. Since Babin will probably miss the entire preseason, Graham will start in his place.
Not to harp on the past, but isn’t this the same Jason Babin who wanted to run with the bulls in Spain last month? Although this injury is just a mild bump in the road, I couldn’t fathom what brutality Babin would have been subjected to by running with an 800 pound mammoth. With that being said, I hope Babin has a speedy recovery.
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