OLB Cole Played Through Broken Wrist In 2012

Trent Cole mustered only 3 sacks in 2012, a career low

Trent Cole has been a model of consistency for the Eagles franchise since being drafted in 2005, making his ineffectiveness in 2012 especially disheartening amid a dreadful season for the team as a whole.

What nobody knew at the time, though, is that Cole was playing through a broken wrist, including torn tendons.

“It was an injury I had two years ago but I kept playing with it. It finally snapped in half. I played through the season with it and I had to get surgery. I tore tendons and everything. I snapped the bone right off the joint,” said Cole.

Cole got surgery on his troublesome wrist in February and has been a full participant in this week’s veteran minicamp.

He hopes to rebound in 2012, but will have to make a seamless transition to outside linebacker in order to return to his previous levels of production.

In preparation for the Eagles’ new scheme, he currently weighs around 260 pounds, about 10 pounds slimmer than his usual playing weight. He figures to battle Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, and a potential draft pick for a starting role on the defense.

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