Eagles Lose Linebacker For The Year With Torn Achilles Injury Suffered In Pre-Season

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Eagles linebacker and respected special teams player, Shaun Bradley, will be sidelined for the NFL season after sustaining a devastating torn Achilles during the team’s preseason opener.

This unfortunate news was confirmed by EJ Smith of the Inquirer.

Shaun Bradley, 26, had played an integral role as a key member of the Eagles’ special teams unit for the past three seasons, showcasing his prowess and dedication on the field.

Additionally, he had been actively vying for a spot in the linebacker rotation during the ongoing training camp.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Bradley expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support he has received in the wake of his injury.

He stated, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out [and] kept me in their prayers…I’ve been beating the odds my entire life, I’m not even supposed to be here. Just another chapter in my story. I will be back better than I ever was. I can promise that.”

The injury transpired during the third quarter of the Eagles’ preseason match against the Baltimore Ravens.

While blocking for rookie punter Ty Zentner, Bradley took a fall that led to the tear in his Achilles. His inability to put any weight on his right foot immediately raised concerns, ultimately resulting in him needing to be carted off the field.

This setback marks a significant loss for the Eagles’ defensive and special teams units, given Bradley’s proven track record and his relentless spirit.

Despite the setback, Bradley’s resolve to overcome adversity shines through, as he looks ahead to his rehabilitation and eventual return to the game.