Philadelphia Eagles RT Jon Runyan, 35, who is about to become a free agent on Feb. 27th may have seriously hurt his chances of joining another team in 2009. Runyan went to Birmingham to see Dr. James Andrews for arthoscopic knee surgery, which in most cases would keep a player off his feet for 2 or 3 days.
During the surgery Dr. Andrews found more serious problems and needed to perform micro fracture surgery, now Runyan will be forced to miss 4-6 months. Signing a 35 year old player, who won't be able to practice with his new team until the season starts is a huge risk, but Runyan is staying positive.
"I think there's enough of a track record out there that it's not going to totally kill me," said Runyan, whose streak of 192 successive games played is an impressive feat for a player in the trenches. "The doctor says I should be as good as new. But I'm not going to be able to prove it until time to play."