The Eagles are expected to miss DeSean Jackson for “about two weeks” with an abdominal strain, according to ESPN’s Tim McManus.
DeSean Jackson has an abdominal strain that is expected to sideline him for about two weeks, according to sources.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) September 17, 2019
Jackson left Sunday’s loss in Atlanta after just 11 snaps with what was called a groin injury.
The Eagles will face the Lions at home this Sunday, but will then play in Green Bay just four days later on Thursday Night Football. After that, the Eagles and Jackson will have a long week to prepare for the lowly Jets on Oct. 6.
Losing Jackson for games against two undefeated NFC opponents hurts.
Jackson had a huge game in Week 1, catching eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Without him, the Eagles will definitely miss his unique speed. That was an element they desperately needed in 2018. Jackson has played all 16 games in a season just twice in his career and hasn’t done it since 2013.
Meanwhile, Alshon Jeffery has a calf injury that could sideline him for a game or two as well.
That means the Eagles are down to just three healthy receivers on the 53-man roster: Nelson Agholor, JJ Argeca-Whiteside and Mack Hollins.
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