Jason Kelce to have surgery, miss 2 months

The Eagles already worn offensive line took another hit on Sunday when center Jason Kelce left the field in the third quarter of the Eagles 37-34 win over the Redskins on Sunday.

So Monday's news was not welcome news for a line already missing two regular pieces.

Kelce will undergo surgery for a sports hernia. The early timetable for his return is two months, though Chip Kelly would not put a time on the recovery.

The Eagles will continue to attempt to patch the line with the backups they have on the roster. Andrew Gardner and Dennis Kelly are already filling in for Evan Mathis and Allen Barbre. David Molk will likely fill the void for Kelce.

The Eagles are expected to get some relief on the line following their Week 4 game against the 49ers when Lane Johnson returns from suspension. Injured lineman Matt Tobin is also closing in on a return, though the chances of him playing Sunday are slim.

Kelce signed a seven-year extension in the offseason after being one of the Eagles top performers on the offensive line. 

Kevin Durso is a contributor for Eagledelphia. Follow him on Twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.

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