DeSean Jackson's successful return to Philadelphia was unsuccessful, as Jackson had not played. It's unclear when he will play again.
The Eagles receiver had a big impact in Week One, catching eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Before he caught a pass in Week Two against the Falcons, Jackson came out.
As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer noted, the team called it a groin injury during the game. In a subsequent injury report Wednesday, the team changed it to a stomach injury. In the three games since then, Jackson has not played.
There are signs that he may be moving closer to a return from an injury that the Eagles have not yet identified.
"I'm not familiar with the injury he has," coach Doug Pederson said this week when asked about potential benchmarks for Jackson's return, "but I would think of someone like DeSean as a track guy, he's a runner, obviously he has a level of relief from that injury. All the stops and starts and things of that nature. ”
On Friday, Pederson said Jackson had" advanced each day "this week in rehab sessions, and the" key is for him to make sure that no amount of sadness or pain is dealt with after a workout. ”
Although Pederson didn't say much, Jackson's trainer's duration. Gary Cablayan, who came to Philadelphia to work with Jackson, told McLane that Jackson was trying to get a faster pace as he was slowing down from injury. Cablayan said it wasn't a hernia (as many speculated), but Jackson had "a little tears." ton, which is why it's been so long, "Cablayan said, via McLane." It's hard to get rid of. You sit back to get back, and you only use for those two things. If you feel dizzy, you feel it. ”
The purpose was to return to the farm but also to provide enough damage to prevent further tears. Jackson's age (32) may be a factor in the time it takes his body to recover, but his skills are still there and he will help the Eagles' offense reach a new level every time he does. come back.
It's not going to be a weekend against the Vikings, but maybe we'll see Jackson next Sunday night, when the Eagles and Cowboys gather for the first of their two annual games.