DeSean Jackson Injury: Updates on Eagles WR's Ankle
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson entered Week 7's game against the Dallas Cowboys among the NFL leaders in receiving yardage, but a tough day was made even worse by an ankle injury that forced him to leave the contest.
According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jackson went down with an ankle issue in the third quarter, and was initially unable to get back to his feet.
DeSean Jackson is down and holding his ankle. Tried to get up, went back down.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 20, 2013
Jackson is probable ahead of Week 9's match up against the Raiders.
From Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com:
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was limited for a second day of practice after injuring his ankle during Wednesday’s session.
Coach Chip Kelly downplayed the severity of the injury before Thursday’s practice.
“He's going to come out and practice today,” Kelly said. “Yeah, he hurt his ankle. He should be full [participation]. We'll see what he can do and what the effects are, but he just rolled it or tweaked it or whatever, but he's going today.”
Jackson, whose left ankle appeared heavily taped, was listed as a limited participant on the post-practice report.
Jackson was eventually able to get up, and he walked off the field under his own power.
DeSean Jackson got up and walked off the field on his own.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 20, 2013
It remains to be seen how significant the injury might be, but it certainly didn't look good when it happened. Jackson was already struggling on Sunday as he had just two receptions for 15 yards against the division rival Cowboys, and quarterback Nick Foles was having a very difficult time getting him the ball.
Despite the injury, Jackson made his way back on the field soon after, according to the Eagles' official Twitter account.
#Eagles injury updates: Earl Wolff is being examined for a head injury. DeSean Jackson is back in the game.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 20, 2013
That is undoubtedly great news for Eagles fans, but it may not make a big difference if the injury slows down the explosive receiver in any way.
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