The Philadelphia Eagles will not be at full strength to start the 2022 season. Veteran center Jason Kelce will soon undergo elbow surgery.
According to a report, Kelce will undergo elbow surgery which is being described by the team as a "routine cleanup." Kelce was recently experiencing discomfort in his elbow.
“After trying to work through discomfort in his elbow, it was agreed that a routine cleanout was in his best interest and would also allow for a speedy recovery," the Eagles announced.
And while it's currently unclear when exactly he'll return, the Eagles are hopeful he'll be good to go by Week 1.
"Despite Eagles’ center Jason Kelce undergoing an elbow procedure, one source said today that the 'full expectation is Kelce will be ready and healthy week 1,'" wrote Adam Schefter.
Kelce is an integral leader on the Eagles offense. The good news is it sounds like he'll be ready to go by Week 1.
Philadelphia begins the season on Sept. 11 against the Detroit Lions.