Report: Eagles OT Lane Johnson suffers abdominal injury, out for remainder of regular season
The Eagles will have to live without Pro Bowl RT Lane Johnson for at least the remainder of the regular season.
According to multiple reports, Johnson suffered a torn tendon in his abdominal area in Saturday’s loss to Dallas that will keep him out the final two games of the year.
Eagles’ are hopeful that four-time Pro Bowl OT Lane Johnson will return for the postseason, but he is not expected to play again this regular season due to what tests revealed was a torn tendon in the abdominal area, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 26, 2022
As stated above, the Eagles are hopeful they’ll have Johnson back for the postseason, but dealing with injuries to your All-Pro RT and MVP quarterback at this juncture is far from ideal.
Philadelphia will likely look at Jack Driscoll to replace Johnson or shift Jordan Mailata to right tackle and play Andre Dillard at left tackle. They’ll have big shoes to fill, as Johnson hasn’t given up a sack since Week 11 of the 2020 season.
Knockdown Percentage * (@PFF)— John Gonoude (@john_gonoude) October 7, 2022
(#NFL Tackles Since 2021)
0.2% . . . Lane Johnson (#Eagles)
0.5% . . . Tristian Wirfs (TB)
0.8% . . . Brian O'Neill (Min.)
0.8% . . . Taylor Moton (Car.)
0.9% . . . Jordan Mailata (#Eagles)
(min. 400 pass-blocking snaps)
* Sacks & QB hits allowed pic.twitter.com/5FLqmv85nD
Mandatoty Credit: AP