Abdominal surgery for Eagles sack leader Howard

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday that backup DE Darren Howard had successful abdominal surgery. According to a statement released by the Eagles, the procedure was performed Wednesday at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

The team didn’t say how long Howard’s rehabilitation would take.

Although he didn’t start a game this season, Howard led the Eagles with 10 sacks. He played in all 16 regular-season and three playoff games.

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