According to Jeff McLane of Philly.com, Eagles outside linebacker Travis Long has suffered another ACL tear. This is the third time Long has tore his knee. He left the second practice of the Eagles Training Camp this afternoon and nobody knew why.
I’ve always believed that injury-prone players get hurt. Long had the size, speed and potential to give the Birds more depth at the outside linebacker position, but he also had an extensive injury history.
This isn’t a good sign for the Eagles because Long went down last year around the same time Sam Bradford tore his a year ago. Bradford has torn his ACL in each of the last two years. You know the Birds don’t want to see Bradford continue this string of ACL tears with Long.
At the outside linebacker position, it’s going to be all about second-year OLB Marcus Smith stepping in and making some plays if Connor Barwin or Brandon Graham were to go down. Smith was the Birds number one pick a year ago, but he did very little in contributing to the football team in his rookie season.
Eagles outside lineabacker Travis Long tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee a year after suffering the same injury, NFL sources said.