Eagles rookie Ricky Sapp undergoes "successful" knee surgery

Posted: September 08, 2010

Eagles rookie Ricky Sapp had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on the right knee that hampered him through training camp and the last two years of his college career.

The surgery, according to the team, was to debride the knee - a procedure typically used to clean up loose debris or fragments. Sapp was placed on the injured reserve Aug. 31 due to knee problems.

Sapp, a fifth-round pick in April's draft, had to sit out some of training camp with knee pain and did not make a significant impact in practices or preseason games.

He had torn his right anterior cruciate ligament as a junior at Clemson in 2008. He has said he felt at "60 percent" in 2009 when he returned.

The Eagles tried him at linebacker early in camp but moved him to defensive end.

Team physician Peter DeLuca, of the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, performed the surgery. The team described it as a success.


Contact staff writer Jonathan Tamari at 215-854-5214 or jtamari@phillynews.com.

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