DeSean Jackson expected to miss two weeks with abdominal injury
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to miss two weeks due to an abdominal strain, ESPN reported on Tuesday.
Jackson opted against one physician’s recommendation of operation, which could have kept him to the sidelines for around six weeks, according to the report.
The 32-year-old Jackson was injured from the first half of Sunday’s loss in the Atlanta Falcons.
He did not make a grab in that game later snagging eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 1.
The Eagles brought back Jackson via trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March.
A second-round choice by Philadelphia in 2008, Jackson spent six years with the Eagles (2008-13), catching 356 moves for 6,117 yards and 32 touchdowns in 87 games.
Philadelphia wide receiver Alshon Jeffery may miss Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after leaving last week’s game with a calf injury.