According to USA Today, he was using an assistive device called a Roll-A-Bout that acts as “an alternative to crutches that resembles a stroller for injured legs.” Peters was using the device in his kitchen when it collapsed and he fell on his face and reinjured his Achilles. A second surgery is now required, and it has placed his career in jeopardy. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Peters will bring a lawsuit against the makers of the Roll-A-Bout.
Peters, 30, is a five-time NFL Pro Bowl selection at the left tackle position. The Texas native played college football at the University of Arkansas, and signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009.
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