Doug Pederson’s quote about Brandon Brooks injury will break your heart

Doug Pederson’s reaction to Brandon Brooks tearing his Achilles is absolutely heartbreaking. 

For the third time in three years, Brandon Brooks is going to miss time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brooks tore his left Achilles tendon on Monday and will miss the entire 2020 season as a result.  He confirmed the injury on Monday night and tried to remain in good spirits about it.

But the true devastation came in the form of Doug Pederson talking about what the injury means moving forward. There are massive football implications to be discussed, but Pederson’s first thought wasn’t about what this means on the field. Rather, in his Tuesday press conference addressing the injury, Pederson couldn’t get past how truly awful Brooks’ injury is on a human level.

What did Doug Pederson say about Brandon Brooks’ injury?

Needless to say, Pederson was devastated by the news but mostly because of what Brooks has to go through yet again.

“My heart sunk when I got the news about Brandon’s injury,” Pederson said “We feel for him to have to go through this again.

As far as the plan, at this point, we’re still looking at a lot of options, starting with our own roster and the guys we have.”

This is the second time in three years that Brooks will miss time due to an Achilles injury, and his third major injury since 2018. He tore his Achilles in the Eagles Divisional Round playoff loss to the Saints, and was forced to miss his first-ever Pro Bowl appearance. Brooks dislocated his shoulder in the last game of the Eagles season in 2019 and will now have his entire 2020 wiped away with another Achilles tear.

Brooks has developed into one of the top guards in the NFL, and was a major piece of the Philly machine that won a Super Bowl in 2017. Losing him for the season is a blow on the field, but as Pederson highlighted it’s an even tougher thing to deal with aside from football.

With Brooks out for the season, the door appears to be open for Jason Peters to return to the Eagles and fill his spot.

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