Carson Wentz led the Philadelphia Eagles to their second win of the season on Thursday night. Doug Pederson’s boys made their way to a narrow 22-21 victory over the New York Giants at the Lincoln Memorial Field. Despite the win, the Eagles have been dealt a serious blow with regards to their experienced wide receiver, DeSean Jackson.
Jackson, who is playing his 12th season in the NFL, was at the receiving end of a nasty tackle from Giants tight end Kaden Smith. The veteran wideout immediately threw his helmet in disgust. He was carted off from the field as he could not continue.
Coach Doug Pederson revealed after the game itself that Jackson would be out for a ‘significant time’.
NFL Injury Update
Philadelphia Eagles rule out DeSean Jackson for the next 6-8 weeks
From @gmfb: #Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has a similar injury to TE Dallas Goedert — a non-displaced fracture in his ankle — and is out 6-8 weeks. Jackson is frustrated but highly motivated to get back this year and next. pic.twitter.com/p0NQippVeU
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 24, 2020
Reports on Saturday confirmed that Jackson is set for an extended period on the sideline. The former University of California player suffered a non-displaced ankle fracture on Thursday night.
NFL Network correspondent Mike Garafolo confirmed that DeSean will be out for six-eight weeks. However, he is looking to get back before the season ends in time for the Playoffs.
The Eagles have underperformed for a large part of this ongoing campaign. They are currently on a 2-4-1 record in the league and sit atop the NFC East table. Despite a shaky start, Wentz can still lead the Philadelphia-based franchise to the postseason.
What’s more, Jackson was already dealing with injury issues in the build-up to the 2020 NFL season. This setback might prove to be a blessing a disguise. A well-rested and rejuvenated DeSean Jackson could serve as a big bonus when the playoff phase starts later on in the season.