Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan could join Malik Jackson in being out for the year.
Suddenly, it feels like 2018 all over again. The Philadelphia Eagles made it out of Week One healthy to start off the 2019 NFL Season. Well, for the most part, at least. Their starting defensive tackle Malik Jackson was the only new player added to the injury report after dealing with a foot injury.
Unfortunately, he was carted off of the field late in the game and had multiple tests run on his foot the following Monday. That’s when the Eagles received word that Jackson’s injury was significant enough to put him on the Injured Reserve and end his debut season very early.
Jackson’s injury then called for Timmy Jernigan to step up and take over starting duties. And not even a week later, Jernigan is in the same position. Along with a handful of Eagles on Sunday Night Football, Jernigan left the game early with pain in his foot.
In the locker room after the loss, Jernigan was spotted walking around in a boot. Neither Jernigan or Doug Pederson had any information on the injury, but there weren’t many positive signs pointing towards Jernigan. Any time a player is sporting a boot, it always tends to be the worst-case scenario. And according to Ian Rapoport, the injury is quite severe.
What’s the word on Jernigan?
There are conflicting reports out there currently. As Pro Football Talk initially tweeted about the injury, they stated that Jernigan could be out for the rest of the season. However, Rapoport’s message indicated that it could only be about roughly a month before he returns.
Regardless of the official timetable, the Eagles take yet, a massive hit to their depth up front. Now that leaves Fletcher Cox as the last man standing at tackle while Hassan Ridgeway and the newly acquired Akeem Spence rotate in and out. It’s far from an ideal scenario, but at this point, the Eagles have no choice but to roll with what they got and hope for the best.