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Eagles' DeSean Jackson Expected to Undergo Surgery for Nasty Core Injury and Could Miss Rest of Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 03: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field on November 3, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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UPDATE:

DeSean Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on Tuesday.

DeSean Jackson's return to the City of Brotherly Love has not gone according to plan.

Initially expected to stretch the field in a respectable receiving corps for Carson Wentz, Jackson has barely seen the field since Week 1, and after a brief return this past Sunday against the Bears, he will now be out for the long haul, per Ian Rapoport.

At his best, Jackson still has the ability to burn even the best corners the NFL has to offer. Unfortunately, his inability to stay healthy has been a major storyline for the Eagles, who were even mentioned as potential landing spot for Josh Gordon before the Seahawks snagged him due to their depleted receiving corps.

But this gruesome-sounding injury for Jackson will now have them one guy short.

Now, the Eagles are forced to patch up yet another hole on a roster that was once thought deep enough to make a serious Super Bowl run in the NFC.

This also comes less than a day after Doug Pederson expressed hope that Jackson would be fine after the team's bye week. Yet, per the latest report, the Birds shouldn't expect a beleaguered Jackson back on their depth chart anytime soon.