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McNabb Has Surgery, Could Return For 2007 Opener

Donovan McNabb underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee and may be ready for the 2007 season-opening game, the team said.

McNabb tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a Nov. 19 loss to Tennessee. He had reconstructive surgery on Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama, and had a portion of the meniscus cartilage in his knee removed.

Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said McNabb would stay in Alabama for the next week and then return to the team's training complex for an 8-to-12 month rehabilitation program.

``Eight months is a good, solid amount of time,'' Burkholder said at a news conference, according to the team's Web site. ``We're setting it up right now that he can be back in training camp or maybe the opening game.''

Via Bloomberg


Garcia Will Replace McNabb At QB

Jeff Garcia will replace Donovan McNabb as the Eagles' starting quarterback Sunday against the Colts.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said he thinks Garcia, signed last March, was simply the best person for the job.

Via Associated Press


Owens to McNabb: Don't Expect Get-Well Wishes

Dallas wide receiver Terrell Owens was asked Tuesday whether or not he'd send any 'get-well' text messages to former teammate Donovan McNabb, following his torn ACL injury. Owens quickly replyed, "Absolutely not."

Rumor has it that McNabb sent several 'get-well' messages to Owens following his 'accidential overdose' earlier this year. However, Owens claims he never received any such messages.

Via AP


McNabb Placed On IR

The Eagles placed Donovan McNabb on injured reserve Tuesday, ending the quarterback's season early for the third time in five years.

McNabb tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Tennessee, and is expected to have surgery within a month. He's expected to be sidelined for at least eight months.

Via AP


Broncos Expected To Trade Or Release Plummer After Season

With first-round pick Jay Cutler waiting in the wings and expected to take over as Denver's starter in 2007, JakePlummer is not expected to return to Denver.

The Broncos will wind up trading or releasing him, and Philadelphia could be an ideal landing spot.

Plummer is familiar with the West-Coast-type offense, as well as the NFC East division, having played in it during his time in Arizona. The market for Plummer is not expected to be active. But the Eagles could be a potential suitor.

Via NFL.com


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