Eagles’ Shawn Andrews has successful surgery

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday Pro Bowl offensive lineman Shawn Andrews underwent succesful surgery on his injured back. Andrews missed all of training camp and the entire preseason after injuring his surgically-repaired back during a conditioning test.

The surgery was considered a success.

“The prognosis is very good that he will return to play after an appropriate rehabilitation program,” according to a statement from the office of Dr. Robert G. Watkins, III following the surgery.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said late last month that Andrews had experienced a setback during his physical rehabilitation and that the back was still bothersome. Andrews was scheduled to have a second opinion, which led to the most recent procedure.

Andrews was placed on the injured reserve on Sept. 15.

Andrews’ long-term future with the Eagles remains in question. He played in just two games in 2008 before he re-aggrivated a previous injury and was forced to have surgery to correct a herniated disc that ended his season.

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