Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery underwent foot surgery on Sunday
What a year it has been in the City of Brotherly Love.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery underwent foot surgery on Saturday to repair a Lisfranc injury. The hope is that he will be ready for the start of 2020.
The Eagles already knew they would be without Jeffery for the remainder of 2019, as they placed him on the injured reserve list late last week, but the fact that he could potentially miss part of next season is a crushing blow for a club that signed the wide out to a four-year extension in December 2017.
Jeffery was on and off the field with various injuries this year, playing in just 10 games and catching 43 passes for 490 yards and four touchdowns in what was his least productive season since his rookie campaign back in 2012.
The 29-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of South Carolina, was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (45th pick overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
He spent the first five years of his career with the Bears, making the Pro Bowl in his second season after hauling in 89 receptions for 1,421 yards and seven scores. He then followed that up by snaring 85 balls for 1,133 yards while reaching the end zone 10 times in 2014.
However, due to injuries, Jeffery’s production waned during his final two seasons in Chicago, and in March 2017, he signed with the Eagles and helped them win a Super Bowl during his first year there.
But in 2018 and 2019, Jeffery appeared in just 23 contests total as a result of injury issues.
The Eagles are 7-7 and will battle the Dallas Cowboys for NFC East supremacy next Sunday.