Eagles Announce DeSean Jackson Will Have Surgery, Likely Out For 6 Weeks
Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday (Nov. 4th), wide receiver DeSean Jackson will undergo surgery to repair a core muscle injury. The Eagles‘ veteran receiver has been limited to just three games this season after initially sustaining his injury during the Eagles‘ Week 2 loss to the Falcons. In their team announcement, they shared that he has been dealing with pain from injury and determined the best course of action would be surgery.
“DeSean experienced discomfort and was held out of precautionary reasons. After further testing and discussion this morning, it was determined that the best course of action for a full recovery is to proceed with surgery.”
DeSean Jackson unfortunately reinjured his abdomen in the Eagles’s Sunday (Nov. 3rd), night 22-14 win against the Chicago Bears. He originally declined surgery after suffering a reported Grade 2 abdominal strain Week 2 against the Falcons and returned Sunday after missing six games.
After making their announcement, DeSean Jackson took to his social media putting in notice that he will return with a vengeance. He writes,
“I put all my passion into this sh*t I don’t care if anyone ever doubt that !! Know I’ll come bac stronger than ever !! If you mad that’s understandable I’m more Angry than anybody but it’s GODS plan not mine !! Trust the process !!“
Jackson has a lengthy resume that includes a three-time Pro Bowler. He was reacquired by the Eagles in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but has been limited to three games, in which he has nine receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
In addition, Jackson led the NFL in yards per reception four times during his 12-year career, has caught just nine passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in what has been an injury-marred season to this point.
Get well soon DeSean!