The Eagles did not win the Super Bowl on Sunday, however one in all their former Super Bowl champions was victorious a day later. Weeks after kicking off testimony in his civil lawsuit towards former medical doctors, retired security and particular teamer Chris Maragos was awarded $43.5 million in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court on Monday. With three former teammates, together with Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, taking the stand on his behalf, Maragos efficiently argued his profession was reduce brief by “medical negligence.”
Maragos, 36, was a pivotal member of the Eagles’ protection models from 2014-2017, touchdown two contracts with the membership in his first three seasons. He suffered a PCL tear in Philadelphia’s Week 6 recreation towards the Panthers throughout the Super Bowl season, nonetheless, and by no means performed one other down within the NFL. Maragos alleged in his civil swimsuit, filed this yr, that medical doctors overseeing his ensuing surgical procedure and rehabilitation uncared for to deal with a meniscus subject that was additionally current, and prematurely permitted operating workout routines that additional broken his knee.
Maragos reluctantly retired in 2019, after spending the entire 2018 season on the bodily unable to carry out checklist, on account of the medical blunders, his swimsuit alleged. The veteran’s accusations particularly focused Dr. James P. Bradley, a famend NFL-partnered orthopedic surgeon; and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Orthopedics, a present associate of the Eagles. Bradley, who additionally works because the Steelers’ workforce orthopedic surgeon, is understood for working on numerous large names, together with former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and longtime Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger.
A jury is answerable for awarding Maragos $43.5M within the case, per Big Trial, and the previous Eagle was seen shedding tears in court docket after the choice. Foles was joined by fellow former Eagles Trey Burton and Jordan Hicks, different members of the workforce’s 2017 title-winning roster, as a key witness within the trial. Hicks additionally missed important time because of damage in 2017.
The Eagles notably revamped their in-house medical workers at totally different factors between 2018-2020. Their Super Bowl run was outlined partly by the workforce enduring such a rash of extreme accidents to key contributors, together with Wentz, Hicks and Maragos.