The Philadelphia Eagles will have to play the rest of the season without defensive tackle Malik Jackson, one of their opening day starters.
Jackson suffered what was deemed a “significant” injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Week 1 win over the Washington Redskins. New reports say it is season-ending.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Jackson is dealing with a Lisfranc issue and will have season-ending surgery next week.
#Eagles DT Malik Jackson is expected to miss the season with a Lisfranc injury suffered Sunday vs. the #Redskins, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Jackson will have surgery next week. Tough one for Philly despite their DL depth.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 10, 2019
The 29-year-old Jackson is in the first season of a three-year, $30 million contract he signed with Philly this offseason. He spent the last three seasons in Jacksonville, making the Pro Bowl in 2017.
Jackson’s career began with the Denver Broncos in 2012. He spent four seasons in Colorado, helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50.
With Jackson out of action, Philly will ask several players, including veteran Timmy Jernigan, to take on a bigger role.
Jernigan will line up next to All-Pro Fletcher Cox, the team’s top defensive player.