After missing the last six games due to injury, DeSean Jackson returned to action on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. He caught one pass for five yards before leaving the game in the first quarter. The Eagles released a statement today explaining that DeSean was experiencing discomfort and was held out for precautionary reasons.
Statement from the Philadelphia Eagles regarding WR DeSean Jackson pic.twitter.com/iJjY11wf6a
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 4, 2019
Jackson will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle and is expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks, likely ending his season according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
DeSean Jackson had 9 catches for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Eagles this season. However 8 of those catches, both touchdowns, and 154 yards all came in the opening game against the Washington Redskins. He only played 11 total snaps in week 2 when he first suffered the injury and had one lone catch for 5 yards on Sunday.
Originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008, Jackson played 6 seasons in Philadelphia. He joined the Washington Redskins in 2014 and played three seasons with them before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017. Jackson was traded back to the Eagles earlier this year.
He is known for being one of the best deep ball threats in the NFL.
The Eagles are currently 5-4 in the NFC East following their win against the Chicago Bears.