Well, we can’t say that the news comes as a total surprise, but it’s still unfortunate. According to multiple sources, the first being Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles will indeed be without Lane Johnson for the remainder of the 2022-2023 NFL regular season.
The diagnosis is a torn tendon in the abdominal area. The hope is he’ll be healthy enough to return for Philly’s run through the postseason, but that isn’t a guarantee
Here’s the tweet from Adam Schefter.
Here’s more on the Lane Johnson injury.
Jesse Morse, MD is a Sports Medicine Physician, Director of Functional Medicine and IV Clinic, and the co-owner and head of player injuries for The Fantasy Doctors. He responded to Schefter’s tweet by saying the following:
"Ugh, HUGE blow for (the Eagles). A torn tendon in the abdominal area can range from abductor (groin) to hip/core to abdominal/oblique muscles. Four weeks may not be enough (time to heal). They need one win for the bye. (This is a big) Week 17 game against (the Saints)."
Jack Driscoll, who has had injury concerns of his own, is the next man up, but here’s another thought. We’ve seen the Eagles move Jordan Mailata from the left tackle position to the right side of the offensive line and re-insert Andre Dillard back into the lineup as the left tackle when Lane Johnson has been absent before. Might that be another option?
Whatever the case, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni is expected to meet with the media at about somewhere around 2:45 p.m. EST on Monday. We expect that he’ll be asked for updates, but we also know that it isn’t in his nature to provide any. We’ll wait and see what happens though.
For now, Lane figures to be out of action for some time. Eagles Nation has its fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Thankfully, there’s hope as he hasn’t been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season.