Philadelphia Eagles Lose CB Ron Brooks to Season-Ending Injury

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Ron Brooks

An MBA graduate of Stanford University, Timothy “Tim” Shields serves as director of program portfolio management at UBS in Chicago. Outside of his professional activities at UBS, Tim Shields enjoys following his favorite NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles starting lineup recently took a hit when cornerback Ron Brooks ruptured his right quadriceps tendon during the team’s 21-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Brooks suffered the injury during the first quarter of the game and was carted off the field. On Monday, coach Doug Pedersen announced that the injury would require surgery and that Brooks would be unable to play the rest of the season.

Brooks, a five-year pro out of LSU, just joined the Eagles from the Buffalo Bills and quickly found a spot as the team’s top slot cornerback. This season, Brooks had 12 solo tackles and two assists and provided the team with a boost of energy defending opposing teams’ passing and run games. With Brooks out for the season, the Eagles will likely rely on their top three safeties to take turns filling in at the cornerback spot.


Philadelphia Eagles End Season on Positive Note

Before earning an MBA from Stanford University, Timothy (Tim) Shields was an associate with JP Morgan in New York. The Stanford graduate now leads portfolio and program management efforts for UBS in Chicago. Outside of his professional pursuits, Timothy Shields is avid sports fan and supports teams like the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles recently played the last game of their 2014 season, and the team’s head coach, Chip Kelly, thanked the players prior to the game. In his address to the team, Kelly reflected that the players offered their all each time they played and were consistently receptive to their coaches’ instruction. The head coach noted that, despite a number of injuries during the season, his players stayed positive and committed to their teammates.

Although the team was ineligible for playoff participation, it finished the season with a 34-26 win against the New York Giants. Kelly stated that the win reflected the team’s persistent motivation and ability to overcome obstacles.