The Philadelphia Eagles had an injury scare at practice today when wide receiver DeSean Jackson reportedly broke his ring finger. Jackson is back in Philly where his career began after five years with the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
We now have some more details on the injury, courtesy of ESPN's Josina Anderson. It doesn't sound serious, but Jackson's status for the season opener could be in doubt.
According to Anderson, Jackson's fractured ring finger is being dubbed a "3-4 week" injury. The first game of the regular season is on Sunday, September 8.
Fortunately, Jackson will try on a custom splint tomorrow. If he feels good with it, he could play while wearing it before his finger fully heals.
Now, it should be noted there's some minor conflict in what Anderson reported and what NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said earlier.
Rapoport indicated Jackson is not expected to miss time.
It sounds like Anderson's reporting is erring more on the side of caution. She's implying that Jackson or the Eagles might not force the issue if he feels uncomfortable.
Either way, Philly fans have to be hoping Jackson won't miss games. The Eagles brought him back this offseason as a deep threat for quarterback Carson Wentz.
For his career, Jackson owns over 10,000 receiving yards and 53 touchdowns in 11 seasons. He is a three-time Pro Bowler.