It felt about the way it looked, Leonard Weaver said.
The Eagles fullback was about to be placed on injured reserve after suffering what Andy Reid termed a "very severe" anterior cruciate ligament tear, when his left leg bent backward during a tackle by Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett. (The team officially announced Weaver and center Jamaal Jackson were on IR yesterday evening; fullback Owen Schmitt has been signed and tight end/fullback Garrett Mills has been promoted from the practice squad.)
"It felt horrible, man, it felt awful," Weaver said as he hobbled past the NovaCare auditorium on crutches. "I don't think I've ever felt anything like that."
Reid was asked whether Weaver's injury could be career-threatening.
"Well, they're going to have to get in there and see exactly [what's wrong]. That's why I just labeled it as I did. I think we all saw it, it wasn't a pretty picture. So, from ACL standpoints, it was severe," Reid said. "They won't know the further damage, if any, until they get in there. But obviously, just from the look of things, it was severe."
"We'll see how things go from here," said Weaver, a Pro Bowler last season. "We really don't know what's going on right now."
Weaver said he saw the replay of his injury yesterday morning and "it looked pretty nasty, especially at the end part, where it kind of looked like it bent all the way back. All I remember thinking about is the pain, how awful it felt going down to the ground."
Weaver said he considers himself "very fortunate and blessed that I do have my leg intact."