Star defensive end Brandon Graham is out for the season with the Philadelphia Eagles after tearing his achilles tendon against the 49ers on Sunday. During a play in the second half, Graham attempted to get to 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo but wobbled and appeared to suffer a non-contact injury. Graham limped back to the sidelines and was helped off the field, eventually carted off back to the locker room. The Eagles went on to lose to the 49ers with a score of 17–11.

Coach Nick Sirianni told reporters after the game that the team was “fearful” of what Graham’s injury might be, and were awaiting an MRI on Monday morning to confirm. However per the NFL network, the team is fairly certain of the outcome, given the specific injury and its location.

The 33-year-old Graham was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2020 after posting eight sacks and 46 total tackles in his 11th NFL season. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2010 and has played for Philadelphia ever since.

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