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Meniscus Surgery For OT Peters

Head coach Andy Reid on Wednesday announced that All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. The injury was suffered in the first quarter of last Sunday's win over the 49ers.

There is no timetable for Peters' return, although the scope is expected to be just a "cleanout" procedure, according to Reid. Dr. Peter DeLuca will perform the operation.

Peters is definitely out for this Sunday's game against the Falcons. King Dunlap will start in his place.

"I've got confidence King will be fine out there," Reid said.

Left guard Todd Herremans has slid out to tackle in the past, but Reid decided to go with Dunlap who will make his first career start. He will be matched up against Pro Bowl defensive end John Abraham. A third-year veteran, Dunlap was originally a seventh-round selection in 2008 out of Auburn.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:48 a.m., October 13

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