Philadelphia Eagles offensive sort out Lane Johnson is anticipated to overlook the remainder of the common season with an belly harm he sustained on Saturday towards the Cowboys, a league supply confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. Here’s what you have to know:
- Johnson, who was injured within the fourth quarter, might probably return for the postseason, per stories.
- The 32-year-old Pro Bowler has not missed a recreation this yr.
- The Eagles, 13-2, have two video games left within the common season, each at house, towards the Saints and Giants.
The Eagles might have locked up the NFC East title with a win on Saturday, then given their high gamers a three-week break. But the 40-34 loss means Dallas (11-4) nonetheless has an opportunity to catch Philadelphia.
How Johnson’s harm impacts Philadelphia
Johnson is among the Eagles’ most indispensable gamers. He is extensively thought-about the perfect proper sort out within the league and has not allowed a sack because the 2020 season. So whereas offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland has made a behavior of serving to backup offensive linemen flip in inspiring performances when referred to as into beginning motion, the Eagles’ Super Bowl hopes will probably be affected considerably if Johnson is just not in a position to return for the playoffs — which makes their quest for clinching the No. 1 seed within the NFC and the accompanying bye additional necessary.
Big image, that is form of the continuation of a development that two comparatively luck-based points of the Eagles’ scorching begin are reverting again to the imply within the second half of the season. After having the perfect turnover differential within the league over the primary half of the season, they’ve the worst within the league since Week 10. And after being among the many healthiest groups within the league for a lot of the yr, accidents to Jalen Hurts and Johnson over the previous two weeks (to go together with prior accidents to Dallas Goedert, C.J. Gardner-Johnson and extra) have dampened their title hopes. — Wulf
Who might exchange Johnson?
Johnson was changed by third-year participant Jack Driscoll at proper sort out Saturday, and he can be the presumptive starter in Johnson’s absence, however the Eagles might additionally take into account enjoying Andre Dillard at left sort out and Jordan Mailata at proper sort out, which they’ve performed previously. — Wulf
(Photo: Bill Streicher / USA Today)