Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson Injury: Jay Glazer Reports Jackson Has a "Severe Concussion"

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles is laid out by Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Both players were injured on the play and had to be helped off the field.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Bob CunninghamSenior Analyst IOctober 18, 2010

We all knew it didn't look good, but I didn't think it was going to be this bad.

According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, DeSean Jackson suffered a "severe concussion" in his nasty collision with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson. After the hit, both guys laid on the field mostly motionless and had to be helped off the field.

Jackson, Glazer is reporting, is suffering from memory loss from the hit.

The play drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on Robinson, but there was nothing dirty about the play. Jackson put his hands up for the ball, and Robinson, who led with his shoulder and hit Jackson in the chest, jarred the ball loose.

These officials see a big hit and just assume there had to be something illegal about it. As scary as the hit was, it was absolutely clean and the penalty was nonsense.

The news doesn't seem as bad for Robinson, but it's sounding like the hit could have stolen a large chunk of Jackson's season.

If a mild concussion is enough to cost guys a week or two, a severe concussion would likely take a month or two, meaning Jackson probably won't be available until around Week 12 or so.

With Jackson out, that leaves Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper and Chad Hall as the only healthy wide receivers. It's not a terrible group by any means, but it certainly looks a lot weaker without Jackson in the mix.

Apparently, the team can't even count on Brent Celek to help pick up the slack as he continues to drop as many passes as he catches.

Hopefully Glazer is wrong, but it seems like the Eagles offense just took a huge handicap heading into an unbelievably difficult stretch of games.

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