Brutal. Just absolutely brutal:
#Eagles DT Malik Jackson is expected to miss the season with a Lisfranc injury suffered Sunday vs. the #Redskins, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Jackson will have surgery next week. Tough one for Philly despite their DL depth.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 10, 2019
The Lisfranc is a foot injury, the separation of the bones that lead to your toes and the bones in the arch of your foot. It’s the same thing that Furkan Korkmaz suffered two years ago while playing for the Blue Coats, and the Redskins’ Jonathan Allen had the injury back in October of 2017, which caused him to miss the remainder of that season.
Jackson signed a free agent deal in the offseason worth $30 million dollars over three years. The onus is now on Timmy Jernigan to step into the starting DT role next to Fletcher Cox and rediscover his 2017 form. Hassan Ridgeway will see an increased role while Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry take turns playing inside on obvious passing downs.
We’ll see who the Birds bring in to fill Jackson’s roster spot.