Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery could miss games due to calf strain
The Philadelphia Eagles are fearing veteran wide receiver Alshon Jeffery could miss multiple games due to a calf strain injury sustained in their Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
The 29-year-old Jeffery is nursing a calf strain and, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, could miss the next one to two games due to the poor timing of the situation.
#Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is dealing with a calf strain, source said, following Sunday night football. It’s not major, but with two games in 10 days, the timing is bad. His status for those is in some doubt.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
After the Eagles fell to the Falcons on Sunday, Philly has to play the Detroit Lions next Sunday and then complete the quick turnaround to go to Wisconsin and match up with the Green Bay Packers for the Thursday night game.
A former member of the Chicago Bears, Jeffery has been with the Eagles since the 2017 NFL season, winning a Super Bowl with the franchise. Jeffery is a one-time Pro-Bowl receiver who tallied over 800 receiving yards during the 2018 season for the Eagles in 13 games.
Jeffery did not record a single reception against the Falcons but had to be taken out of the game alongside veteran DeSean Jackson, who reunited with his old team by signing with the Eagles in the offseason. In Week 1’s victory over the Washington Redskins, Jeffery totaled five receptions for 49 yards.
Jeffery was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The South Carolina product spent the first five seasons of his professional career in the Windy City before signing a one-year deal with Philly prior to the 2017 season.
Jeffery inked a four-year, $52 million extension with the club in December of his initial year.