Eagles' Jason Kelce reveals he played through three substantial injuries in 2018

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/philadelphia/" data-ylk="slk:Philadelphia Eagles">Philadelphia Eagles</a> center <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/24978/" data-ylk="slk:Jason Kelce">Jason Kelce</a> revealed on Monday that he played in 2018 despite three significant injuries, including a left elbow injury that required him to wear the bulky brace seen here. (Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce revealed on Monday that he played in 2018 despite three significant injuries, including a left elbow injury that required him to wear the bulky brace seen here. (Getty Images)

Jason Kelce is already a Philadelphia legend, mostly for his amazing Super Bowl parade speech — and, yes, his high level of play.

But Kelce is also one tough SOB, not that it was ever much in question.

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Three significant injuries in 2018

The Eagles, like many NFL teams, opened their offseason program on Monday, and made three players available: Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz and Kelce.

When it was Kelce’s turn, he revealed that he played through three significant injuries last season: a broken foot, something he called a “torn elbow” that required him to play with a substantial brace, and a Grade 2 MCL tear.

“You have dings and bruises every year,” Kelce understated. “As long as it not’s detrimental to the team and your overall health, you can play through them.”

He did not require offseason surgery for any of the ailments.

Oh, and for the record, Kelce started every Eagles game and was the first-team All-Pro center last season, which means 50 Associated Press voters chose him as the best at his position in the NFL.

About that parade speech...

And since we’ve had the occasion to talk about Kelce, here’s that epic parade speech, which was essentially an airing of grievances while wearing a tremendous costume:

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