Sirianni on Kelce playing Week 1: 'With his track record, I like his chances'


Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is set to undergo surgery on his ailing right elbow, one that the team suggests isn't an especially concerning procedure.

According to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal, the team said that "after trying to work through discomfort in his elbow, it was agreed that a routine cleanout (surgery) was in his best interest and would also allow for a speedy recovery."

An exact timetable on the recovery for the 34-year-old wasn't immediately given.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni addressed the media on Wednesday morning and was asked about the possibility of Kelce—who currently has a streak of 122 consecutive starts—being ready to play in Week 1 on September 11th against the Lions.

"I never put a timetable on anything, but what's he played, 122 games in a row?" Sirianni said. "With a track record like that I like his chances. If he's close, the track record says he'll be ready to go. But I'll never put a timetable on anybody."

The four-time All-Pro is preparing for his 12th season. The Eagles selected his potential successor in the form of former Nebraska center Cam Jurgens in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

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