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Jason Peters Injury: Eagles Lineman Ruptures Achilles Tendon, Surgery Required

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JASON PETERS INJURY
Offensive players Kyle DeVan #68, Jason Kelce #62, Evan Mathis #69, and Jason Peters #71 of the Philadelphia Eagles sit on the bench during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 29-16. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) | Getty

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles left tackle Jason Peters ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right leg on Tuesday, and surgery is required.

Peters, who was undrafted out of Arkansas and has developed into a key cog on the Philadelphia offensive line, was injured while training in Texas.

Surgery to repair the tendon is scheduled for Tuesday in Philadelphia, and will be performed by Dr. Steve Raikin of the Rothman Institute.

Peters is a 6-foot-4, 340-pound native of Queen City, Texas.

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