This turned ugly real fast since this morning, but it also shouldn't be shocking as this seemed like the logical ending to this story when Jackson opted to rehab the injury vs. have surgery after Week 2. WR is a big weakness on this team and it's bad news for Carson Wentz. Geodert should continue to see WR3-like targets.
Doug Pederson said DeSean Jackson left game after he felt some discomfort on his four snaps and is currently undergoing second and third opinions. Pederson said he's not going to speculate on his availability for Patriots until test results are available.
This kind of counters an earlier report that made it seem the Eagles were optimistic about having Jackson return after the bye week and for the Patriots game in Week 11. This doesn't exactly sound like that, and, it may be a while before we hear more about Jackson's status.
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson returned to the field from an abdomen injury on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but his return did not last long.
Jackson, playing in his first game since Week 2, left the Eagles’ 22-14 win on Sunday after the first quarter. He played just a handful of snaps.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson spoke about Jackson's health during his weekly call-in on Monday's 94WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi.
"Leading up to the game, he had been in his rehab, running, and felt really good. He had a great week of practice and preparation and we had looked at the Bears game as a possible date for him to return and play. He felt good. It was something we had a lot of collaboration on, not only with our doctors, but with DeSean to play in this football game. He was going to be limited, we knew that going in. He wasn't going to play the full game. Everybody was comfortable with that decision."
Peterson said everything checked out good after the game, and pulling Jackson was more precautionary, according to the quote from Peterson in the story. The Eagles have a bye in Week 10 and then host the Patriots in Week 11.
DeSean Jackson's much-awaited return from an abdominal injury lasted for maybe a handful of plays.
The Eagles' wide receiver had missed the previous six games. He didn't last past the Eagles' first series in this one, and the Eagles had to hang on for a 22-14 win after building a 19-0 lead in the third quarter.
The injury was announced to start the second half but he was listed as questionable, perhaps at least a bit of good news. But Jackson's re-injury brings into question why the Eagles brought him back when he wasn't fully healed, especially with a week off after this game.