Eagles DE Abiamiri facing long recovery from knee surgery

Former Gilman standout could miss Philadelphia's season opener

April 30, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

Victor Abiamiri, the former Gilman standout and Baltimore Sun All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, underwent microfracture knee surgery on Feb. 9 and might not be able to return to football activities until after training camp in August, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday.

The injury to Abiamiri, a 24-year-old defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, could leave his career in doubt. "It's a big injury," Eagles trainer Rick Burkhalter told the Inquirer. "It's knocked some guys out of playing, but plenty of people have come back and played, too. He's got youth on his side."

The Eagles drafted Abiamiri out of Notre Dame in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. He has struggled with injuries throughout his three-year NFL career, appearing in 29 games for the Eagles and starting six.

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