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Report: Eagles WR DeSean Jackson might miss a few more weeks with abdominal injury

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is still recovering from an abdominal injury, and according to recent reports, the star player could even miss some more time as he continues to try and heal up.

According to a report from NBC’s John Clark (via Eagles Wire), the team was hopeful that Jackson would be able to return to the lineup when they play the Minnesota Vikings. However, it seems as if Jackson could realistically still be out from anywhere between two to three weeks, which would be a huge blow to the Eagles.

While Clark reported that the Eagles receiver returns for the game against the Dallas Cowboys (or even later), Eagles head coach Doug Peterson appeared on 94WIP Monday morning, saying that he was optimistic about Jackson returning this week against the Vikings. At the moment, it seems as if the team is intentionally keeping things pretty coy on whether or Jackson will play, but his return from injury would be a huge boost to an Eagles team already thin at the receiver position due to injuries.

Jackson has been out since the second week of the season, when he left the Eagles game against the Atlanta Falcons with an abdominal injury. He only played a handful of snaps in that contest, and has since been attempting to recover.

The Eagles take on the Vikings this week and then immediately have two tough games against the Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, and with the team tied for first in the NFC East, this marks a crucial three-game stretch for them.