Philadelphia Eagles injury report: Updates on 2 starters

Lane Johnson #65, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Lane Johnson #65, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

News on two Philadelphia Eagles starters comes early on a ‘Victory Friday’.

Well, let’s get right to it. One of the major concerns that are on everyone’s mind, regardless of what the final score was, is what’s going on with DeSean Jackson and Lane Johnson? The joy that Philadelphia Eagles fans felt when they saw both of them return in Week 7 has been replaced by the uncomfortable feelings of seeing Johnson limp off of the playing field and seeing ‘D-Jax’ get carried off.

Now, it appears that Philly might be without both for a considerable amount of time. Along with the ankle issues, it appears that Lane also has a knee issue. Jackson’s diagnosis came early on the Friday following an exhilarating ‘Birds’ win on Thursday Night Football.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter gave us all an update on ’10’ shortly after breakfast on the East Coast. Jeff McLane was first with the news on what’s going on with Philly’s right tackle. Here’s the skinny. ’10’ has a high-ankle sprain. ’65’ is dealing with an MCL sprain.

So, what do the Philadelphia Eagles do now?

Here’s something that needs to be stated. One thing that you can hang your hat on as an Eagles fan is the fact that this team cares, and that’s more important than you can imagine. The last few weeks have taught us something. This team does care about what’s happening. They do want to win. They do take losing personally. Well, with the exception of Nickell Robey-Coleman of course. His effort on that Daniel Jones run was abhorrent, but that’s another story for another day.

When you look at the Dallas Cowboys, it doesn’t look like everyone on that team cares. The FOX broadcast on Thursday put the cameras on Evan Engram shortly after that drop on that late third-down New York Giants attempt that would have put the game away. Did he look distraught?

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The next three weeks on Philly’s schedule feature a game versus the hated Dallas Cowboys, a bye week, and a road game versus the Giants. Philly will need to again prepare for life without two Eagles legends, but the next two games are winnable. Keep your fingers crossed, but for now, Philly is in first place in the NFC East. That should make any fan smile for a couple of days.