PHILADELPHIA ( - The Eagles have dodged a bullet when it comes to left tackle Jason Peters.

According to Ian Rapoport, an MRI revealed the less dire of circumstances when it comes to Peters' torn biceps, although the 36-year-old veteran is expected to miss some time, likely a week or two.

That would mean Halapoulivaati Vaitai would start against Carolina next Seunday and with the Eagles hopping the pond to London to face Jacksonville in Week 8 followed by the bye week, the prudent strategy would likely be to keep Peters on ice for the second half of the season.

Peters suffered the injury during the third quarter of a 34-13 win over the hapless Giants on Thursday night. Usually, a proximal biceps tendon tear near the shoulder will allow someone to play while a distal biceps tendon tear near the elbow requires surgery and a long time on the shelf.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn't get into specifics on Peters' injury at his Monday afternoon press conference but did call the early indications "positive" on Peters, indicated a proximal tear.

Either way, Pederson understood thwre was a potential that Peters would be missing some time.

"We've got 10 days before we play again, and we'll see where all our guys are, all these injury guys are in a week or so," the coach said. "But right now, we're not going to make any of those determinations after this one game. I want to get through the weekend, get to next week, and see where everybody is at coming up."

Vaitai, of course, replaced Peters at LT during the Eagles' run to Super Bowl LII, after the later suffered a torn ACL.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for You can reach him at or on Twitter @JFMcMullen

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