UPDATE: It turns out Allen didn’t sustain a knee injury, as had been announced by the team. Eagles coach Andy Reid said following Sunday’s game that Allen suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, an injury that will unofficially end his season.
It’s been an all-around bad day for the Eagles at New Meadowlands Stadium, and to make matters worse FS Nate Allen has left the game with a serious knee injury.
Allen injured his right knee late during the second quarter and had to be carted off the field. His knee appeared to buckle as he tried to stop following a short pass to Mario Manningham over the middle.
There was little doubt immediately following the play that Allen’s injury was serious.
It’s another tough blow for the Eagles defense. Rookie DE Brandon Graham was ruled out for the season following a torn ACL, and MLB Stewart Bradley is also on the shelf due to a dislocated elbow.