Injury - Football Wiretap
Philadelphia's Jason Peters Tears Achilles
Jason Peters will undergo surgery Tuesday after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his right leg while working out in Texas. The five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle suffered the injury on Tuesday. He likely will miss a minimum of four to six months of football activity.
Agent: Knox Aims To Play In 2012
Johnny Knox is hoping to play in 2012 as he recovers from a serious back injury. "The reality is, we love Johnny Knox, and we're rooting for him, and we're hoping he can get back," Bears president Ted Phillips said. "And as soon as he gets back, we hope to have the ability to give him an opportunity to earn his spot back because he's meant a lot to us." The Chicago Tribune has reported that Knox was scheduled to start the season on the physically unable to perform list, citing multiple sources, and that there was a "strong chance" the receiver wouldn't play at all in 2012. Knox has a daunting challenge before him, since he required surgery to stabilize a vertebra in his back after a horrific hit in a 38-14 loss to the Seahawks on Dec. 18. But his agent, Marc Lillibridge, reiterated on Monday that Knox has had no setbacks, and he's aiming to play in 2012. "We are six months away from that decision," Lillibridge said.
Morris Claiborne To Have Wrist Surgery
Morris Claiborne will have surgery on his left wrist on Friday. Claiborne is thought to be one of the best defensive backs available in the 2012 NFL Draft. RealGM's Jeff Risdon slotted him as the fifth overall pick in his latest mock draft. He tore a ligament in the wrist during a game against Alabama in November and played the rest of the 2011 season with the injury.
Source: Mankins Had Surgery For Torn ACL
Patriots left guard Logan Mankins underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the weeks following the Super Bowl, according to sources. Mankins hopes to be ready for the start of training camp in late July, but New England has considered that he may not be as they put together their roster.
Jahvid Best Cleared To Resume Workouts
Jahvid Best, who sat out Detroit's final 10 games last season after suffering another concussion, has been cleared to work out, according to a source. The source said the running back will be able to take part in the team's OTAs, minicamps and training camp. Best suffered his latest concussion on Oct. 16, when the Lions lost to San Francisco. He was placed on injured reserve in November.