Local Heroes: On a cold Wednesday morning, Eagles fans stood outside the NovaCare Training Complex with a ‘Run The Ball’ sign
Good morning, Philadelphia. This is a quick reminder that not all heroes wear capes. In…
All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson went down with an ankle injury on the Eagles’ first drive of Sunday’s loss against the Jets.
Johnson was later ruled out for the remainder of the game, and the offense suffered mightily.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter appeared on The Pat McAfee Show Monday morning and reported that Johnson’s injury doesn’t appear to be serious.
"I was told last night that the Lane Johnson injury isn't serious..— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 16, 2023
Could he miss time absolutely but the text I got last night was that it's better than they thought" ~ @AdamSchefter #PMSLive pic.twitter.com/rnZ6RACOFB
With starting guard Cam Jurgens already on IR, the right side of the Eagles’ offensive line consisted of Jack Driscoll at RT and Sua Opeta at RG. In Johnson’s place, Driscoll allowed eight total pressures (6 hurries, one hit, one sack) in 43 pass-blocking on Sunday.
Johnson powered through the 2022 postseason with a torn adductor before eventually getting offseason surgery, so it wouldn’t be shocking if he plays through injury. If Johnson misses any time, the Eagles could turn to second-round rookie Tyler Steen, although most of his collegiate experience came at left tackle.
This story is developing.
#Eagles Pro Bowl OT Lane Johnson is believed to have suffered a lateral ankle sprain on Sunday, sources say after the MRI. While his status is in doubt, no one would rule him out (ever). But not believed to be a long-term injury, either way.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2023
Mandatory Credit: Getty Images