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August 09, 2022

Eagles C Jason Kelce is having elbow surgery

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Eagles C Jason Kelce

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Tuesday that center Jason Kelce is having surgery on his elbow. Their statement read as follows:

"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."

More specifically, is it a scope of his elbow. According to a source, the belief is that Kelce has a good chance of returning in time for the Eagles' Week 1 matchup against the Lions in Detroit on September 11, which is 33 days away.

Kelce has started 122 straight regular season games, which is second-best in the NFL among all active players. 

Player Consecutive games started 
OT Jake Matthews, Falcons 126 
C Jason Kelce, Eagles 122 
OT Charles Leno, WFT 109 
QB Tom Brady, Buccaneers 92 

Should he be unable to go Week 1, the Eagles would likely turn to rookie second-round center Cam Jurgens to start.

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