Unfortunately, Things Don’t Look Good for Leonard Weaver

Rob Giannone —  February 22, 2012 — 13 Comments

Leonard Weaver Knee Injury
The lovable Leonard Weaver has been battling a serious knee injury, a result of the screenshot above, and it's highly unlikely he will ever play football again. The injury, for those who don't remember, occurred on his first carry of the 2010 season.

Though Weaver did not play in Philly for an extended period of time, he has always had a strong bond with the city and the fan base. He is a perfect example of an athlete who "gets it." Get us.

In a great article written by Les Bowen of Philly.com, Weaver commented on his mandatory physical exam that he had to go through with Peter DeLuca, the head physician for the Eagles:

DeLuca was upbeat about the progress Weaver had made since their last meeting in July. But then DeLuca had Weaver "dorsiflex" his foot – basically, bring his toes closer to his shin. While the movement was improved from July, it still wasn't normal. Or as Weaver put it a few hours after exiting the complex, maybe for good: "I failed. My foot didn't work."

 

Weaver reacted to the story by Bowen, and in typical Weave fashion, showed the fans some love:

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As usual, that last Tweet left us searching for the punchline. But, for real, Weave was always one of the good guys, and we wish him nothing but the best. 

After that heaviness, a moment of levity:

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Destroy away, Big Weave. Destroy away.

Rob Giannone

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13 responses to Unfortunately, Things Don’t Look Good for Leonard Weaver

  1. Give it up Weaver, you have no shot of coming back. You won’t be able to play with your kids if you don’t stop now.

  2. Someone needs to find a role for him either with Eagles pre-game or on one of the national shows; seems like a great ambassador for the league.

  3. Weaver has alaways been a good guy, team player. I was stoked when we signed him and am sad we didn’t get to use him more.
    I hope he gets a chance to play again, if not I would love to see him working in philly for the team or CSN some how.

  4. csn should replace tre thomas with weaver

  5. At least he still knows the value of a good meal.

  6. You can’t help but root for somebody that has such a good attitude, especially in the face of adversity. It’s too bad he got hurt. He’d have been such a good weapon in our offense. Unfortunately, I think most people that saw his injury happen probably wondered if they seen the last of him on a football field. I know I did.

  7. A shame Leonard’s career crashed like it had. In any event, I hope he can stay in the game as a running backs coach or perhaps a commentator on NFL Network as it looks like he has the sort of personality that could help him succeed on television.

  8. who’s he think he is Billy B

  9. lappy esque

  10. Can the eagles please do the right thing and just let this guy rehab/work out with the team for as long as he wants? If he can play again, god bless him, but if not then give him some asst coaching position or something? This guy is the man. He is great to listen to and is truly one of us. Would be awesome to see/hear him on csn or wip on a regular basis too.

  11. “His abundance of professionalism and character doesn’t fit in with the gold standard” – Joe Banner

  12. Weaver has to be in broadcasting, hopefully here in Philly. He is the man. Nuff said.

  13. The same guy that compared football players to slaves during the lockout? Excuse me if I stifle my tears. Leonard’s a dope.

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