The sense of security the Philadelphia Eagles felt about their offensive line was shaken up earlier this year when Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters tore his Achilles tendon. Peters had surgery to repair the injury and begin the long recovery process, which would likely take all of the 2012 season.
Now comes word that Peters re-tore his Achilles recently and required a second surgery. The setback is said to put him only three weeks behind in his rehab. The timeframe seems rather optimistic but may be a testament to how early it is in the recovery process for Peters.
Roll-A-Bout. Image from company website.
The setback occurred while Peters was using is Roll-A-Bout in his kitchen, a device used to give mobility to those recovering from injuries as an alternative to crutches. The one being used by Peters broke, throwing him to the floor on his face. During the break and fall, he re-injured his Achilles.
Per CSNPhilly, Peters will sue the manufacturer of the Roll-A-Bout for the malfunction.