Call it the tyranny of the short week.
One day after notching a 34-7 home win over Arizona, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told reporters Monday that starting right tackle Lane Johnson is going through the NFL's concussion protocol.
Lane Johnson in concussion protocol, which puts Thursday night in doubt https://t.co/M6Vab6kgOX— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 9, 2017
While that may not be concern during a regular week, as he could be cleared on Thursday or Friday and play, like Packers WR Davante
Lane Johnson, who left with a head injury: "I'll be alright." Asked about playing the Panthers on Thursday, he said, "Yeah." #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 8, 2017
The 4-1 Eagles have been flying of late, and the play of the offensive line has played an essential role in their success. Assuming Johnson is unable to go for Week 6,
Carson Wentz in games Lane Johnson starts.— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerr247) October 9, 2017
9-2 record, 65.7 completion %, 2,766 yds., 20 TD, 5 INT, 99.9 rating #Eagles