Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd tears ACL

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Monday, August 10, 2015
JaCorey Shepherd speaks during a football minicamp media availability Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Philadelphia Eagles' NFL training facility in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd has a torn ligament in his right knee that will likely end his season.

Shepherd was injured when he ran into Darren Sproles after a play near the sideline during Sunday's practice at Lincoln Financial Field. An MRI on Monday confirmed he tore his ACL.

The sixth-round pick from Kansas saw action with the first unit at nickel cornerback. The Eagles are looking for a cornerback to take that starting spot after trading Brandon Boykin last week.

Linebacker Kiko Alonso remained out because of a concussion. Safety Jerome Couplin also is out after having an appendectomy last week.


Information from The Associated Press was used in this post.