Eagles Wideout DeSean Jackson to Miss 6 Weeks
The return of Desean Jackson to the Eagles active roster was anything but glorious. During Philadelphia’s victory over the Chicago Bears, the Eagle’s wide receiver reinjured the abdomen that had kept him sidelined since week 2 of this season. Jackson only lasted a singular series before aggravating his injured abdomen.
Jackson underwent successful surgery on Tuesday, November 5th and is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. He was emotion on social media expressing that he would come back “stronger than ever”.
The timeline for Desean’s injury puts the rest of his 2019 campaign in jeopardy. Should the Birds advance to the playoffs, it is possible he could rejoin the team. However, all expectations should be tempered as this is a player with a clear injury history.
Moving forward the Eagles will need to rely on other receiving options. Luckily, this is something the Eagles offense has done all season long with both Jackson and Jeffery missing multiple games. Tight end Dallas Goedert has been a pleasantly surprising contributor so hopefully his stellar play will continue alongside the ever reliable Zach Ertz.
The real loss for the Eagles is that they are without a burner who can stretch the field with speed on the outside. Receiver Nelson Agholor will try to fill this role in Jackson’s absence but he leaves big shoes to fill. The Eagles play the Patriots next week who boast a stellar pass defense.