Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson played a total of 11 snaps in their Week 2 Sunday night loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson exited the game in the first quarter with an upper-body injury and would not return.
Now it’s looking like Jackson could be in line to miss Philly’s next couple of matchups as well. According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, Jackson will be out for at least the next two weeks with what is officially being diagnosed as an abdominal strain. The Eagles host the Detroit Lions this Sunday and will travel to Lambeau Field in Week 4.
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
Unfortunately for DeSean Jackson and the Eagles, having to fight off the injury bug is nothing new. While Jackson has already proven to bring back that uncanny ability to stretch the field in just two short games, this most recent abdominal injury reminds us that the dynamic receiver doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to staying on the field and healthy.
The Eagles missed Jackson dearly in their loss to Atlanta, and it showed as the second half wore on. The Eagles were forced to rely more upon slot receiver Nelson Agholor as a deep threat, and the USC product dropped an almost certain touchdown late in the 4th quarter. Fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery was also being held out of the game due to injury concerns of his own.
With Jackson now expected to be out of the fold over the next couple of weeks, expect some opportunities to arise in Philly’s pass-happy offensive attack. Agholor should continue to receive additional looks while rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside will also try to carve out a consistent role.