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Eagles TE Ertz undergoes groin surgery

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz underwent groin surgery on Friday and will miss the rest of the preseason.

Coach Chip Kelly said the injury was to a “core muscle,” and several news outlets specified it as a partially torn groin.

Dr. William Meyers, who recently fixed the groin of Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, performed the surgery on Ertz in Philadelphia.

Center Jason Kelce told the Philadelphia Daily News that Ertz’s tear was not as significant as the one that sidelined Kelce for five weeks last season. Ertz is expected to be ready for the season opener Sept. 14 at the Atlanta Falcons.

Ertz, a second-round pick in 2013, caught 58 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns in 2014.

Meanwhile, Kelly said quarterback Sam Bradford will not play in the preseason opener Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Kelly said Bradford will play in the second game, Aug. 22 against the Baltimore Ravens.


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