Pro Bowl FB Leonard Weaver will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the first half of the Eagles' Week One game vs. Green Bay, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Weaver was hit in the second quarter by Packers LB Nick Barnett and his left knee appeared to snap backward. He was helped off the field by teammates and trainers before being carted to the team's locker room. FOX-TV sideline reporter Pam Oliver told viewers that at least one Philadelphia player appeared to be nauseous after seeing the replay of Weaver's injury on the Lincoln Financial Field video board.
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Weaver's absence will impact both the Eagles' run game and passing attack. He was LeSean McCoy's lead blocker and also a great short-yardage back, rushing for 4.6 yards per carry in 2009. As a pass blocker, Weaver was often in on third downs protecting the Eagles' QBs from opposing pass rushers, while also gaining nearly 10 yards per catch as a receiver.
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