Sources: Herremans has torn biceps, but will attempt to play
Todd Herremans tore the biceps muscle in his left arm, according to NFL sources, but the right guard will attempt to play Sunday even though the injury is typically season-ending.
Herremans suffered the injury late in the Eagles game at the Cardinals on Sunday and left for three plays, but he returned for the final plays of the drive and essentially used just his right arm to fend off blockers. The Eagles are expected to get center Jason Kelce back after his recovery from sports hernia surgery, relegating backup David Molk back to the bench.
With left guard Evan Mathis a week from coming off Injured Reserve, Herremans may be hoping to last just one more game. Matt Tobin has been starting in place of Mathis. Dennis Kelly would be the likely replacement for Herremans, although he wasn't active against the Cardinals and Andrew Gardner stepped in.
The 5-2 Eagles have suffered a rash of injuries on their offensive line this season, plus right tackle Lane Johnson's four-game suspension, but have somehow survived the losses.
Torn biceps that require surgery typically are season ending. Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant suffered a torn biceps injury last night against the Redskins and is expected to be done for the year. In 2012, however, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs played out the final four games of the regular season, including four playoffs games, on the way to a Super Bowl championship.