Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson completed his surgery on Tuesday morning.
The return of DeSean Jackson has been filled with nothing but extreme disappointments beyond Week 1 for the Philadelphia Eagles. After exploding for over 150 yards and two scores over the Washington Redskins, Jackson didn’t have much to offer to the Eagles.
During the second week’s warmups, Jackson experienced discomfort in his abdomen. He managed to play a few series on offense, but eventually missed the rest of the game. It took Jackson nearly seven weeks to return to the field, and when he did — the worst-case scenario occurred.
After catching a single pass against the Chicago Bears this past Sunday, Jackson left the field. The veteran wideout claimed he didn’t feel like himself. Therefore, the Eagles pulled the cord on allowing him to play for the remainder of the game.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson mentioned after the win against the Bears that Jackson would be re-evaluated the following morning. While Pederson was optimistic, his hopes wouldn’t remain high for too long. By Tuesday afternoon, the bad news came out.
Instead of rehabbing his injury for another week in hopes of returning after the bye, DeSean Jackson would have to get his injury surgically repaired. As it turns out, his one and only catch this past weekend caused his partial tear to entirely rip, making surgery his only option.
Surgery came and went for DeSean Jackson
After going under the knife on Tuesday, Jackson reported to Instagram to offer an update on how everything went. As you can see above, Jackson’s procedure turned out to be a success. Now, he has a long road ahead of him as he attempts to rehab everything once again.
The initial timetable set for Jackson’s return was set at 4-6 weeks. Then in no time, a report came out stating that Jackson could return in six weeks — but that’s being the best-case scenario at the earliest. Considering there are only seven games left in the year, there’s a good chance Jackson would only be healed in time for playoffs.
At that point, the Eagles might be finished their year, or beyond needing Jackson for this season. We’ll try to remain optimistic, but the reality seems to be that Jackson’s first reunion with the Eagles will only last a game and some change in 2019. The earliest we will see Jackson back on the field again could very well be next preseason.