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Phillip Hunt becomes fourth Eagle to tear an ACL

Patrick Chung, Phillip Hunt, Julian Edelman

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) tries to break past Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung (23) and defensive end Phillip Hunt (56) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


The Philadelphia Eagles’ bad run of serious knee injuries continues.

Phillip Hunt, a third-year backup who is transitioning from 4-3 defensive end to 3-4 outside linebacker, has suffered a torn ACL. Hunt had successful ACL surgery today, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Eagles receivers Arrelious Benn and Jeremy Maclin and linebacker Jason Phillips have also suffered torn ACLs in the last three weeks. Those three injuries all took place on the team’s practice field, while Hunt’s injury was suffered at Lincoln Financial Field in the Eagles’ preseason opener against the Patriots.

Coach Chip Kelly has said he wants to look into everything the team is doing to determine if there’s something causing the rash of torn ACLs. So far, there’s no reason to believe it’s anything more than bad luck.