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Reid's Injury Update

At the tail end of his Tuesday press conference, head coach Andy Reid provided an update on several Eagles who have undergone surgery over the past month.

Linebacker Jamar Chaney had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck two weeks ago.

"Chaney is doing good," Reid said. "He can't do much right now, but he's doing good, they say the surgery went well. I don't think we'll know here for a little bit."

Tight end Brent Celek had a superlative second half of the season, a performance that was made all the more impressive when he underwent two surgeries when the season ended for a torn labrum and a sports hernia.

"He was up and moving right away," Reid said of Celek. "Even though he's off the crutches, it looks like he's moving around pretty good. He had two things done, so it's a little different."

Perhaps the most significant surgery to an Eagles player thus far this offseason occurred last week when defensive tackle Mike Patterson underwent surgery to alleviate his AVM brain condition.

"I talked to him yesterday and he's doing very good," Reid said. "Early they had him sedated ... He's doing well, very upbeat and positive. They had to dig, it was a very long surgery, so they had to dig in there to get to a spot where it was successful.

"By training camp, I think he'll be good, unless there's a setback. The doctors are optimistic that he would be able to get himself back for training camp."

Finally, one of Patterson's defensive linemates, 2010 first-round pick Brandon Graham, is one of the players to watch this offseason for the Eagles. One year removed from the torn ACL that ended his rookie season, Graham is someone for whom Reid still has high hopes.

"I think we still need to see about Brandon, just where Brandon's at because of the injury," said Reid. "I thought his last pass rush before he got hurt was his best pass rush, so I think he was making progress there, so we'll just see how things go."

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