Eagles DT Tim Jernigan likely out 4-6 weeks due to broken foot
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan will likely be sidelined for four-to-six weeks after suffering a broken foot during his team’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Jernigan won’t need surgery.
This injury particularly stings for the Eagles, as they have already lost fellow defensive tackle Malik Jackson for the season as a result of a Lisfranc injury that requires surgery.
Jernigan wasn’t the only Eagles player to suffer an injury on Sunday evening, either, as wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery left the game and did not return.
Philadelphia re-signed Jernigan to a one-year deal back in April.
Injuries have not been kind to Jernigan over the past couple of years, as he played in just five games combined between 2017 and 2018, and now, he will miss a good portion of 2019.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Florida State, was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round (48th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He appeared in 12 contests during his rookie year, finishing with 25 tackles and four sacks. He posted similar numbers in 2015, registering 37 tackles and four sacks before having the most productive season of his career in 2016, when he totaled 31 tackles, five sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.
The Ravens then traded Jernigan to the Eagles in April 2017. Obviously, he has not worked out thus far.
Philadelphia has gotten off to a 1-1 start and will play host to the Detroit Lions next Sunday.