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Philadelphia Eagles Receiver DeSean Jackson Has Broken Finger but Should be Ready to Play in First Game

Introduction

During a team practice on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the Philadelphia Eagle’s Pro Bowl starting wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, broke his left ring finger. Philadelphia is fairly confident that Jackson will be ready to play against his former team in their first regular season game against the Washington Redskins in week one of the NFL.

Jackson was approached by the media at his locker after Tuesday’s practice, but the superstar receiver declined to speak as he was clearly in pain. He has been one of the hardest working and most impressive players throughout the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp as reporters have noted he makes an amazing play on a daily basis at practice. Most of which have been on long passes from his starting quarterback, Carson Wentz.

Other Notable Injuries for the Eagles

Defensive tackle, Fletcher Cox, has a foot injury, cornerback, Ronald Darby, has a knee issue, linebacker, Nigel Bradham, is suffering from an injured foot, and right guard, Brandon Brooks, is dealing with an Achilles injury. The status of all of these football players is still in question, and none of them are guaranteed to be ready to play in the Eagles’ first game 12 days from now against the Washington Redskins. Quarterback Wentz should have all of his starting offensive threats good to go by the first game of the year for the Philadelphia Eagles. DeSean Jackson was reacquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2019 NFL offseason.

Jackson's Career Statistics

    Game Game Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece Tota Tota Tota    
Year Tm G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Ctch% Y/Tgt Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD Fmb
2008
PHI
16 15 120 62 912 14.7 2 60 3.9 57 51.70% 7.6 79 12.8 1008 3 4
2009
PHI
15 15 117 62 1156 18.6 9 71 4.1 77.1 53.00% 9.9 73 17.7 1293 10 3
2010 PHI 14 14 95 47 1056 22.5 6 91 3.4 75.4 49.50% 11.1 63 18.4 1160 7 4
2011
PHI
15 15 104 58 961 16.6 4 62 3.9 64.1 55.80% 9.2 65 15.4 1002 4 1
2012
PHI
11 11 87 45 700 15.6 2 77 4.1 63.6 51.70% 8 48 14.4 693 2 1
2013
PHI
16 16 126 82 1332 16.2 9 61 5.1 83.3 65.10% 10.6 85 15.7 1334 9 1
2014
WAS
15 13 95 56 1169 20.9 6 81 3.7 77.9 58.90% 12.3 60 19.6 1176 6 0
2015
WAS
10 9 49 30 528 17.6 4 77 3 52.8 61.20% 10.8 30 17.6 528 4 1
2016
WAS
15 15 100 56 1005 17.9 4 80 3.7 67 56.00% 10.1 56 17.9 1005 4 0
2017
TAM
14 13 90 50 668 13.4 3 41 3.6 47.7 55.60% 7.4 53 13.3 706 3 0
2018
TAM
12 10 74 41 774 18.9 4 75 3.4 64.5 55.40% 10.5 47 17.1 803 5 0
Career   153 146 1057 589 10261 17.4 53 91 3.8 67.1 55.70% 9.7 659 16.2 10708 57 15
6 yr PHI 87 86 649 356 6117 17.2 32 91 4.1 70.3 54.90% 9.4 413 15.7 6490 35 14
3 yr WAS 40 37 244 142 2702 19 14 81 3.6 67.6 58.20% 11.1 146 18.6 2709 14 1
2 yr TAM 26 23 164 91 1442 15.8 7 75 3.5 55.5 55.50% 8.8 100 15.1 1509 8 0

Media Statements:

"I think in his past he would pull himself out of practice from time to time or whatever it might be, but he doesn't do that. He wants to practice," Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson, stated. "And he wants to be with his guys. And that's something, I think, that comes with maturity and with experience, and of course being on a new football team causes him to want to be that way. He's been professional about it his whole time here."

Sources:

“Source: D-Jax breaks finger but OK for Week 1”, Tim McManus, espn.com,  August 27, 2019.

“Eagles injury update: DeSean Jackson breaks finger in practice | Will he miss any time?”, Mike Kaye, nj.com, August 27, 2019.

“DeSean Jackson”, pro-football-reference.com, August 27, 2019.


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