Chip Kelly did not believe Evan Mathis' left knee injury will end his season, the Eagles coach said during his weekly radio appearance on 94-WIP.
"From what I understand, it's not a [Jeremy Maclin] situation where Evan is done for the year," Kelly said. "We just need to weather the storm."
Maclin had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. In Monday's Inquirer, Jeff McLane wrote:
The early diagnosis on Mathis, according to sources close to the situation, was that he suffered an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, not the anterior cruciate ligament that many of his teammates initially feared.
Kelly did not have detailed information because he said Mathis is meeting with doctors on Monday.
"It's always a concern when you lose anyone as a starter, especially someone like evan who's put so much time into this," Kelly said. "There's no more dedicated guy when it comes to preparation and trying to be a true professional. You hope for the best."