Leonard Weaver’s injury could be more damaging we had earlier anticipated. It was actually a career-threatening.
The Eagles fullback suffered a severe injury in 2010 during a match against the Green Bay Packers and since that time he has not been engaged in any form of serious training.
Sadly, he told the Philadelphia Daily News that his injury could be the end of his young NFL career. Weaver suffered the injury at the anterior cruciate ligament and posterior lateral corner in his knee, seriously damaging some nerves.
“My heart is to get back,” Weaver said, “but it’s not going to happen this season. It’s tough.”
“The muscle in the front of your leg that helps you (flex your foot)? Completely destroyed,” he said this week to the newspaper.
The nerve damage is currently hampering movement in his leg. “I failed,” he said. “My foot didn’t work.” What Weaver said to the newspaper is nothing different from what Dr. James Andrews said when he operated on him. According to the Dr. Andrews, Weaver had only 1% chance of ever making it back to the NFL.