Offensive guard Brandon Brooks may be heading back to the field.
After suffering a pectoral injury in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, it was estimated that the 32-year-old would miss eight weeks. Well, it’s been 12.
The Eagles, now on their bye week, are preparing to return for the remainder of the season to battle it out against their NFC East rivals. Recently, Ed Kracz spoke on the Birds 365 podcast referencing Brooks.
Kracz stated, “I expect (Nick Sirianni) is going to have information for us on Wednesday, and it’s been kind of interesting because if you look at Brandon Brooks’ ability to heal quickly…It’s kind of bizarre, I think, that here we are. He had a pec strain. I don’t know if he needed surgery or not. Maybe we’ll get information that he actually did have surgery…It’s kind of odd that he hasn’t come back already. I think we’re going to hear ‘he’s coming back on Wednesday.’ I really do. I think he’s going to return for this stretch run. That’s just my hunch.”
The Eagles signed Brooks in 2016 to a five-year contract, then extended it another four years in 2019. A three-time Pro Bowler in Philadelphia (2017-2019), Brooks was ranked as the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.
Last season he tore his Achilles, missing the entirety of the year. He returned for 2021, playing in 96 snaps before suffering a pectoral injury. In his absence, Nate Herbig has taken over the position at right guard.
Brooks’ injury wasn’t supposed to be season-ending, but better late than never.
Philadelphia plays next Sunday, December 19, at home against the Washington Football Team.