A late-season ACL tear can mean bad things for the next season, but Eagles first-round rookie defensive end Brandon Graham said today that he plans to be full-strength six months after his surgery, which he said is scheduled for Tuesday, to be performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Graham, maneuvering on crutches in a NovaCare corridor today, said opponents had better watch out, that he will come back stronger and better.

Graham fell to the gound during last Sunday night's game in Dallas without being hit.

"I didn't know what it was right away, but I knew I wasn't coming back. I felt the whole pop through my body and I fell down. Nobody touched me," Graham said.

Graham's knee operation will be his first surgery.

"This is my first big injury," he said. "I've never had anything like this. It's crazy."