Eagles cornerback Zech McPhearson was carted off during the team's second preseason game against the Browns on Thursday. Now, he'll be sidelined indefinitely after an MRI revealed he suffered a torn Achilles, according to a source close to the situation.
The 25-year-old McPhearson, who went down after a pass deflection on Thursday night, is expected to miss at least seven to eight months while recovering from the injury. He was in good spirits after Friday's MRI and plans to return sooner, if possible.
MRI confirms #Eagles CB Zech McPhearson suffered a torn Achilles vs. Browns, per source. He’s expected out at least 7-8 months but is in good spirits and plans to return sooner, if possible. Had been battling for both outside and nickel opportunities entering 2023. pic.twitter.com/TKiT9tmELa— Cody J. Benjamin (@CodyJBenjamin) August 18, 2023
A fourth-round draft pick out of Texas Tech in 2021, the third-year veteran had been competing for roles at both outside and nickel corner entering 2023, filling in for injured slot starter Avonte Maddox during training camp. He's also , ranking among the club's leading kick-coverage tacklers during the Eagles' run to Super Bowl LVII.