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    Mcnab and Lito Shepard done for the season!!!

    PHILADELPHIA -- Now Donovan McNabb is gone from the Philadelphia Eagles, too.

    The Eagles' star quarterback will have surgery for a sports hernia and is expected to miss the rest of the season, another crushing blow for a team that had still hoped to return to the Super Bowl without suspended receiver Terrell Owens.

    All-Pro cornerback Lito Sheppard also appears out for the season with a severely sprained ankle that will require surgery. The struggling Eagles suspended Owens for four games on Nov. 7, and told him not to return to the team.

    Monday's announcements came one day after the reigning NFC champions fell to 4-6 with their fourth straight loss.

    McNabb didn't play in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the New York Giants after he re-injured his groin while trying to tackle Cowboys safety Roy Williams following an interception last Monday night. Williams returned it 46 yards for a touchdown with 2:43 left to lead Dallas to a 21-20 comeback victory over the Eagles.

    "Once the groin became an issue, rest couldn't help it out," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "There's too much discomfort where Donovan can't run."


    Sheppard was injured in the third quarter against the Giants when he got tangled up with wide receiver Plaxico Burress on an incomplete pass. He was taken off the field in a cart and the Eagles originally announced the ankle was broken. An All-Pro last year, Sheppard had two interceptions and one sack this season.

    "There's quite a separation between the ligaments," Reid said.

    Neither McNabb nor Sheppard was placed on injured reserve yet, meaning each could return should the Eagles somehow make the playoffs.

    McNabb had played through several injuries and hoped to delay surgery for the sports hernia until after the season. Last Thursday, Dr. William Meyers recommended that McNabb have surgery now. He got the same advice from another doctor over the weekend.

    Reid said McNabb will have surgery after Thanksgiving, and recovery time is eight to 10 weeks.

    Mike McMahon started for McNabb against the Giants, and completed 18 of 39 passes for 298 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also ran for a score and helped the offense move the ball against a tough Giants defense that hadn't allowed a TD for 13 quarters.

    Reid said McMahon would start on Sunday when the Eagles host the Green Bay Packers.

    Sports hernias are most common among male athletes. A diagnosis sometimes can be tricky because, unlike more common hernias, there is not always a visible bulge in the leg or groin area. And with about 18 different variations, sports hernias can range from torn muscles to frayed muscles to a weakness in the abdominal wall.

    Sometimes, the symptoms masquerade as a hip joint problem, a groin pull, a strained abdominal muscle or bursitis in the hip.

    McNabb clearly wasn't the same quarterback who led the Eagles to the NFC championship game the last four years and went to five straight Pro Bowls. He threw a costly interception in the fourth quarter in each of his last three games, and has nine picks this season.

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    Re: Mcnab and Lito Shepard done for the season!!!

    wow poor eagles. good thing i hate them. you are now in the mabye next year catagory
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Mcnab and Lito Shepard done for the season!!!

    The Iggles kinda piss me off.. But i'm starting to feel sorry for them.. I was kinda hoping they would do better without t-ho but I don't see it.. Mcnabb has my respect and it sucks to see a hard working player like him out for the season.. BUTTTTTTTTT... As long as the Vikes are winning im cool with that!

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    Re: Mcnab and Lito Shepard done for the season!!!

    these guys are turning into a pretty sub par football team.....I hope they can at least win a few more games so that TO doesnt have anything else to gloat about :roll:

    "I choose my company by the beating of their hearts, not the swelling of their heads"

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    Re: Mcnab and Lito Shepard done for the season!!!

    i'm glad the Eagles are finally falling off the table, they've been the NFC cream of the crop for 4 years and that is all we've heard about.

    Thanks Josdin

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    The Madden Curse Lives On...

    I totally forgot about it this year, but it looks like Mcnabb and the Eagles are the newest victims of it...


    I dunno about all of you guys, but I really hope Favre gets it next year :twisted:
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    Re: The Madden Curse Lives On...

    we already have this topic somewheres.
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    Re: The Madden Curse Lives On...

    this dont belong here but yea i was thinking the same thing.

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    Re: The Madden Curse Lives On...

    at this rate brad johnson maybe on the cover

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    Re: The Madden Curse Lives On...

    dont do it brad!

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