Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery underwent surgery to repair Lisfranc injury
Alshon Jeffery’s season is officially done. He went under the knife to repair his Lisfranc injury. The surgery officially starts his rehabilitation while the Philadelphia Eagles continue with their late playoff push.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, the injured wideout went through the procedure as the Eagles battled the Washington Redskins to snag the 37-27 victory and keep their hopes of playoff football alive.
#Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery underwent surgery yesterday on his foot to repair a Lisfranc injury. Noted foot specialist Robert Anderson performed the surgery. The hope is he’ll be ready to go by the start of the 2020 season.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 16, 2019
It’s worrying that 29-year-old wideout suffered the injury now at 29. His stock as a player took a hit due to the injury. The Eagles will miss his production heading into a two-week run, where if they win-out, they go to the postseason.
Jeffery has only played 10 games for the Eagles so far, and his numbers aren’t quite looking up to par compared to his previous seasons with the team.
Jeffery has only notched 490 receiving yards this season. That’s the lowest it has been since his rookie season with the Chicago Bears in 2012. Fortunately for him, he still has two years left in his contract with the Eagles, including an all-guaranteed one in 2020.
The former Pro Bowler also has 43 receptions and four touchdowns on the season.
There is little reason to believe that Jeffery will not play, and subsequently start, for the Eagles next year, despite his aging and the injury.
Meanwhile, the Eagles played well on Sunday. In spite of Jeffery’s absence, they beat the Washington Redskins 37-27. Carson Wentz threw for 266 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. Zach Ertz and Greg Ward Jr. were both the top receivers of the team with 61 yards.