The Philadelphia Eagles are going to miss Phillip Hunt for the 2013 NFL season after losing him to a torn ACL. He underwent surgery earlier today, and the surgery was a result of a partial tear in his left knee, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius/XM Radio.
The tear occurred from an injury that took place during their preseason opener against the New England Patriots. Hunt is the fourth player on the Eagles to suffer a torn ACL, and their bad luck has been atrocious throughout training camp.
Hunt, who was moving to outside linebacker after playing as a defensive end the last two seasons, was entering his third season in the NFL. He’s nothing more than a backup on the Eagles, and while he adds some depth to their defense, his loss isn’t a huge blow to the team.
Regardless, it’s an unfortunate situation for Hunt and the Eagles organization. The rash of torn ACLs has been noticeable, particularly for Philadelphia.