Lane Johnson’s Season Comes to an End Due to Ankle Injury
Eagles starting right tackle Lane Johnson confirmed today that his season is over.
"The inside of my ankle has collapsed," Johnson told reporters.
The 30-year old has been dealing with a plethora of injuries this season, including his ankle injury, forcing him to miss four games this season and parts of others.
In addition to the ankle injury, he has been dealing with a MCL sprain.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that Matt Pryor will start at right tackle against the Seahawks.
"I don't foresee any real issues, mentally or physically, from him," Pederson said. "He's had a good week."
The Eagles offensive line will have another new look on Monday, with Jordan Mailata expected to take over for at left tackle next to Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce at center and Jason Peters over at right guard with Pryor at right tackle.
Johnson tweeted this on social media soon after his announcement.
Johnson is expect to have surgery, which will sideline him 4-5 months, and Pederson said he hopes to have him back at full strength in 2021.
"I'm hopeful. Gosh, I mean, I'm hoping [G] Brandon Brooks is the same person, too, when he comes back," Pederson stated.
"Yeah, I'm optimistic. These guys work hard. Our training staff does a great job, our medical team, doctors, strength and conditioning staff, to get these guys back healthy. Lane will be one of those guys."