Jason Peters, the five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, will undergo surgery Tuesday after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his right leg while working out in Texas.
Peters, 30, suffered the injury March 27, the team said in a statement.
The Eagles acquired Peters in a trade with Buffalo for three draft picks before the 2009 draft. He has been named to every Pro Bowl since 2007. He played five seasons for the Bills, 3½ as a starter.
According to Dr. Michael Kaplan, ESPN’s medical analyst, Peters’ ankle likely would be immobilized for two to four weeks, and he would undergo physical therapy for motion and strengthening for several months. He likely will miss a minimum of four to six months of football activity.