The Eagles are less than a month away from their 

regular season opener against the Detroit Lions,

but they’ll be without one of their leaders for the next few weeks.

Jeff McLane of The Inquirer reports that Jason Kelce has elected to have elbow surgery

to clean out the inflamed area. Kelce missed the Eagles’ Tuesday morning practice due to elbow

soreness, and it was at that time that all parties agreed to have the scope done.

Philadelphia’s oldest player on the roster, Kelce, hasn’t missed a game since

Chip Kelly’s second season and the last game the future Hall of Famer missed

was Oct. 26, 2014, when the Eagles lost 24-20 to the Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.