Eagles tight end suffers torn ACL during last night’s game against Dallas
During last night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Eagles tight end Tyree Jackson went down with a non-contact knee injury. Jackson went for a reception on the sideline and awkwardly turned before falling down, needing help getting off the field.
Initially, the injury was reported as “not serious”, but that is no longer the case. According to Mike Garofolo, Jackson has torn his ACL and is done for the remainder of the season.
It’s horrible news for Jackson, who spent most of the season recovering from a fractured bone in his back suffered in training camp. The good news is that Jackson should be ready for the start of next season and would miss a handful of games at most.
ACL tears are luckily not as severe as they used to be, so Jackson should return to 100% in the fall. In the meantime, the Eagles only remaining backups are Jack Stoll and Richard Rodgers, who was activated from the practice squad yesterday.
Alongside the Eagles’ tight end, numerous other players went down with injuries, including backup linemen Andre Dillard and Brett Toth. Shaun Bradley also left early after re-aggravating the shoulder injury he suffered before last week’s game against Washington.
We will likely get updates on everyone, including Jackson, when Nick Sirianni speaks to the media this week.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer
[…] Toth didn’t say what the injury was, but missing nine months following knee surgery means he likely tore his ACL. If that’s the case, he would be the second Eagle to tear their ACL during their regular-season finale. Tight end Tyree Jackson also left early following a non-contact knee injury later revealed to be a torn ACL. […]