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Eagles Fullback Leonard Weaver Says He Will Play in 2011 and Denies Report That He'll Retire


Leonard Weaver plans to play in 2011, and the fullback denied a report that his career was likely done. Weaver, who was injured in the regular season opener against the leonard weaver injuredGreen Bay Packers, underwent a third major operation this past week on his left knee.

He was hurt when he was tackled by Packers linebacker Nick Barnett on his very first carry of the 2010 campaign. Weaver’s leg bent back at a very awkward angle, and he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a torn posterior lateral corner and sustained never damage in his left knee.

However, Weaver believes he will be playing in 2011.

Last night we reached out to Leonard Weaver in regards to a report that his career was over. And, his response was, “Well Rich Q somebody is lying brother. My career isn’t done at all,” Weaver said.

The 28-year old Weaver, made a huge impact his first season with the Eagles when he signed with the club as a free agent in 2009. With Seattle, Weaver would often get more carries than most fullbacks, as he had 33 rushing attempts in 2007 and 30 in 2008.

His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield made him a very attractive option to the Eagles. In 2009, Weaver rushed for a career-high 323 yards on 70 carries, while hauling in 15 passes for 140 yards to go along with four touchdowns with the Eagles, earning his first Pro Bowl selection.

Weaver underwent reconstructive surgery this past September and subsequently had a second procedure in min-November, before his latest surgery. Orthopedist James Andrews performed all three surgeries.

Photo of Lenoard Weaver from gcobb.com

Rich Quinones is a freelance sports broadcaster, sports writer, and host and creator of "On Q" Sports Talk, which can be heard every Thursday night from 10-11PM on 1460 WIFI AM.

He has over 13 years of broadcasting experience, most recently spending the last three as afternoon drive-time host for 1290 The Ticket, a Fox Sports Affiliate in Delaware. He has worked for various news and sports radio stations in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Ohio and the “First State,” where he won numerous awards for his own-air work. A national freelance sports correspondent for several different media outlets across the country, Rich has covered every sport over the years as well as the local teams in our backyard, and is known for his “hard-hitting,” passionate style behind the microphone. His work has been published online as well as in SJ Magazine and South Jersey Magazine. He is also play-by-play voice for the NAFL and served as lead blow-by-blow announcer for Dave Tiberi’s T.N.T Boxing.

“Q” covers the sweet science on a daily basis and is set to launch his own show online. Rich is also an advocate for retired NFL Players, who are struggling in life since leaving the game and need some guidance. He has partnered up with several former NFL players, who also believe in this cause.

Contact Rich at rquinonesmedia@hotmail.com