Eagles WR DeSean Jackson To Have Surgery


Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to have surgery on Tuesday for his core muscle injury and will miss 4-6 weeks, per NBCSportsPhilly's John Clark

The Eagles, who have a bye this week, have seven games left. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it is "unlikely" Jackson plays again this season. The hope is Jackson returns in time for the playoffs. 

Jackson, playing in his first game since Week 2, left the Eagles’ 22-14 win on Sunday after the first quarter. He played just a handful of snaps. 

Eagles coach Doug Pederson spoke about Jackson's health during his weekly call-in on Monday's 94WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi. 

"Leading up to the game, he had been in his rehab, running, and felt really good. He had a great week of practice and preparation and we had looked at the Bears game as a possible date for him to return and play. He felt good. It was something we had a lot of collaboration on, not only with our doctors, but with DeSean to play in this football game. He was going to be limited, we knew that going in. He wasn't going to play the full game. Everybody was comfortable with that decision.

"He gets into the football game and he had a moment there where he said something felt something, and so we took him in for really precautionary reasons. And everything, what I heard after the game, checked out good. We'll check him out again this morning. I'll get an update here in a little while. But I fully expect him to be good in a couple of weeks."

Pederson also talked about potentially getting help at the team's struggling WR position. 

"At this point, something we'll take a look at," Pederson said. "We gotta take a look at it, obviously. It's real. We're at sort of the halftime point, a little over a game of the halfway point of our season and we've got time this week to make these decisions. We'll take a look at it, but nothing right now."

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