Report: DeSean Jackson has High-Ankle Sprain
Another Eagles game where injuries are a major part of the story post-game.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was suiting up for the first time since Week 3, was forced to leave late in the game after an injury to his ankle.
"Yeah, DeSean has the lower body injury," admitted Doug Pederson.
Jackson was back to return a punt, when he was hit, forcing his leg to bend awkwardly backwards. He was helped off-the-field, unable to put any weight on the injured ankle.
Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Eagles believe Jackson has a high-ankle sprain and expect him to miss "several weeks."
Today Pederson confirmed he will miss an extended amount of time.
"He's going to miss significant time with us," Pederson said. "He's is going to miss some time."
Jackson will be placed on injured reserve, meaning he will have to miss at least the next three games. Tight end Zach Ertz is also dealing with a high-ankle sprain, with a 4-6 week timetable on his return. That would place him back on the field around Thanksgiving.
In his return, Jackson was involved early in the game, especially on the first-drive of the night, totally three catches for 34 yards and one carry for 12 yards on the night.
With Jackson out, the Eagles will continue to count on Travis Fulgham, John Hightower and possibly Alshon Jeffery, who is reported to be able to return Sunday against Dallas.