DeSean Jackson expected to miss two weeks with abdominal injury
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to miss two weeks because of an abdominal strain, ESPN reported Tuesday.
Jackson opted against a single physician’s recommendation of operation, which could have kept him to the sidelines for about six months, according to the report.
The Jackson has been hurt at the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of Sunday’s loss.
He did not make a catch in that game later snagging eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 in the Eagles’ victory over the Washington Redskins.
The Eagles brought back Jackson via exchange with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March.
A second-round select by Philadelphia at 2008, Jackson spent years with the Eagles (2008-13), catching 356 moves for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns in 87 games.
After leaving last week’s match with a calf 25, philadelphia wide receiver Alshon Jeffery may also miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.