Philly’s WR DeSean Jackson Injured Again, Facing More time on Sidelines

DeSean Jackson catching a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Photo by Del Mecum/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

It seems like Philadelphia Eagles’ wideout DeSean Jackson just can’t catch a break. Jackson returned from a spell on the sidelines on Thursday against New York Giants only to get hurt again and face another lengthy break.

Jackson got hurt during a late punt return, being hit illegally by Giants’ Corey Ballentine. He reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain and is getting an MRI to see whether he’ll need surgery. In any case, the 33-year-old is set to be out for at least a couple of weeks.

He previously spent three weeks on Injured Reserve while dealing with a hamstring injury.

Losing Jackson comes at a bad time for the Eagles, considering they have been hampered by injuries for the better part of the season. He joins Philly’s long list of injured pass catchers that includes veteran wideout Alshon Jeffery and tight ends Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz.

DeSean Jackson returned to Philadelphia last year, being viewed as a valuable veteran addition to the WR position. Things didn’t work out that way so far, as he spent more time on the sidelines than actually playing.

Jackson played a total of seven games with Philly in the last two seasons, totaling only 22 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns.

During his first stint with Eagles, between 2008 and 2013, Jackson was one of the most dangerous wideout threats in the league. He earned one All-Pro nod and three Pro Bowl selections during that time while also leading the league in average yards per catch in 2010.