Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Eagles' Spikes done for season

By John McMullen
The Phanatic Magazine

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced that linebacker Takeo Spikes is scheduled to have season-ending surgery on his rotator cuff and will be placed on injured reserve.

Spikes suffered the injury in last Sunday's 10-6 win at Dallas.

Surgery is tentatively set for Friday and will be performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Rookie Akeem Jordan will get the start at weak side linebacker in place of Spikes while fellow rookie Stewart Bradley will play in nickel situations.

To replace Spikes on the roster, the Eagles plan to promote wide receiver Michael Gasperson from the practice squad.

Spikes finished the year with 86 tackles and one sack

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