Sports Hernia Sidelines Curtis

Wide receiver Kevin Curtis will undergo surgery for a sports hernia and could miss a significant amount of time recovering. Details inside.

Kevin Curtis is the latest Eagle to be taken out of action with an injury, as the wide receiver will have surgery on Thursday to repair a sports hernia he suffered in last week's game against the Carolina Panthers.

The severity of Curtis' injury is hard to determine until after the procedure, so there is no set timetable for his return.

"He'll have surgery on [the sports hernia] and be out for a while," head coach Andy Reid said. "I don't know exactly the time. I'll know better after they get in and take care of it... He tried to work through it, but he's unable to function very well with it during practice, so it looks like we'll go in this direction."

Losing Curtis for an extended period of time could be a significant blow to the Eagles offense. He finished last season setting career-highs in receptions (77) and receiving yards (1,110), while also scoring six touchdowns in his first year with Philadelphia.

Curtis joins fellow receivers Reggie Brown (hamstring) and Jamal Jones (ribs) on the injured list, along with defensive tackle Montae Reagor (knee) and ends Victor Abiamiri (broken wrist) and Chris Clemons (calf strain).

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