The Eagles officially announced that they’ve placed rookie LB Jordan Hicks on season-ending injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.
OFFICIAL: #Eagles place LB Jordan Hicks (pectoral) on IR.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 9, 2015
Earlier in the day, Ian Rapoport reported that Hicks could miss 2-4 weeks with a pectoral injury, so this comes as a bit of a surprise.
Hicks, 23, has been a standout rookie this season and was in the mix for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He signed a four-year, $2,992,732 contract that included $652,732 fully guaranteed with the Eagles.
He stands to make base salaries of $435,000 (2015), $543,000 (2016), $633,000 (2016), and $729,000 (2018) over the remainder of the agreement.
This season, Hicks had appeared in eight games and recorded 50 tackles, one sack, two interceptions including a touchdown, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and three pass defenses for Philadelphia. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 inside linebacker out of 55 qualifying players.