Eagles Week 17 injury news, further updates on Lane Johnson

Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s official. Lane Johnson is an alien who has come to hang out with us from another planet. After watching him leave the Philadelphia Eagles‘ most recent game, we knew he was injured. An MRI followed on Monday, and the news wasn’t good. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Lane had a torn tendon in his abdomen, the abductor, and would miss the remainder of the regular season. The door leading to a possible return for the postseason wasn’t closed at that time, and everyone held out hope that Number 65 would indeed join his teammates on the field for a playoff run. It appears we have an answer.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Johnson will indeed be available for the postseason. Again, this dude has to be an alien. It’s the only logical explanation for having this type of pain tolerance.

We’re kidding of course…. sort of. Look at it as our attempt to make light of everything during what’s been a relatively stressful week.

Further updates on Lane Johnson and other Eagles midweek injury news

Here’s where we are. Per Rapoport’s report, Lane consulted with numerous experts, Philadelphia’s Dr. William Meyers being one of them, and it has been determined that he’s able to put off surgery for two or three weeks. That being said, he’ll be ready for the Eagles’ postseason run and will play.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni met with the media on Wednesday. He was very complimentary of the legend’s toughness. As you’d expect, no updates were given on whether Jalen Hurts would be available for Week 17’s game. C.J. Gardner-Johnson is “feeling better”, but no real timetable has been given in regards to when he might return.

Philly also released its first injury report at about 4 p.m. EST. Johnson, as expected, was a non-participant. Jalen Hurts (shoulder), Avonte Maddox (toe), and Miles Sanders (knee) sat out of the walkthrough as well. A.J. Brown (knee) and Jordan Davis (concussion) were limited. We expect further updates on Thursday following practice.

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