Lane Johnson is week-to-week, while Alshon Jeffery’s injury is ‘a little more significant’
The Philadelphia Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with their win on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants. However, they could be short-handed going forward with Lane Johnson and Alshon Jeffery being injured.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Tuesday that Lane Johnson is week-to-week with a high ankle sprain and that Alshon Jeffery’s injury is a little more significant.
Doug Pederson says Lane Johnson is week-to-week. Alshon Jeffery’s injury is “a little more significant.” Not good news for the #Eagles.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 10, 2019
When Pederson was asked if Jeffery’s injury would be season-ending, he made it clear that he didn’t want to speculate until he knew the results of one more test.
“I’m going to wait before I comment on that. It’s significant – until I get this last test result this afternoon.”
Jeffrey was injured during the second quarter on a non-contact injury. He limped to the sidelines and was later carted off to the locker room.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Jeffery felt something pop and that usually is never a good thing, especially when it involves a non-contact injury.
#Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery will have an MRI in the morning. Source says Jeffery felt something pop, which isn’t ideal. Doesn’t sound like it’s an Achilles. We’ll see what’s up in the AM.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 10, 2019
Losing both players would significantly hurt the Eagles if they were to be sidelined for some time. The Eagles are already without Desean Jackson until at least the playoffs, but even then, it’s hard to believe he will be back. Also, Nelson Agholor missed Monday night’s game with a knee injury and it’s unclear when he will be able to return.
With J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward being the only other receivers on the roster, the Eagles need to make a move this week to bring in another wideout. That becomes even more so the case if Jeffery is out for an extended period of time.