One of the NFL’s best guards is going to miss the entire 2020 season.
Brandon Brooks of the Philadelphia Eagles announced that he tore his left Achilles tendon during a workout on Monday.
So I guess now that news is out yes I tore my other Achilles but when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. I’ll be back and better than ever. Appreciate the love ✊🏽
— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) June 15, 2020
The injury occurred at the Eagles’ practice facility. While the facility is all but closed, players who are rehabbing from injuries have been allowed to work out there. Brooks was recovering from shoulder surgery early in the offseason.
Brooks tore his right Achilles tendon in the 2018 playoffs but returned strong in 2019 and was a Pro Bowler for the third consecutive season. His streak of 48 straight regular-season games played will come to an end.
Brooks missed the Eagles’ 2019 playoff game against the Seahawks. The team surrendered seven sacks and were bounced from the playoffs.
He and the team have to be optimistic that he can return in time for the 2021 season.