Philadelphia Eagles leading receiver DeSean Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after suffering fractured ribs in Week 12's Monday night loss to the Carolina Panthers, according to Eagles Insider on Twitter:
DeSean Jackson goes to IR with fractured ribs in his chest.— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 27, 2012
Jackson suffered the injury on a two-yard end-around play in the first half and did not return after receiving X-rays, according to a report by NFL.com.
Eagles Insider on Twitter reported that the injury is not expected to impact Jackson during the offseason:
AR: Jackson's injury looks to be about a 6 week injury, should not linger into offseason.— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) November 27, 2012
Jackson had one reception for nine yards in addition to his two-yard carry in Monday's 30-22 loss, which was the Eagles' seventh straight defeat this season.
The fifth-year playmaker out of Cal leads all Philadelphia receivers with 85 targets, 45 receptions and 700 receiving yards this season. However, Jackson only has two receiving touchdowns this season, and his 15.6 yards per catch average is his lowest since his rookie season in 2008.
Jackson's injury is just another devastating blow for the Eagles, who haven't won since late September and have watched their starting quarterback, Michael Vick, and running back, LeSean McCoy, both go down with concussions this fall.
The 25-year-old Jackson has only missed four regular-season games for the Eagles since entering the league nearly five years ago. Jackson being placed on IR means that for the first time in his NFL career he will play in fewer than 14 regular-season games.
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