The Philadelphia Eagles laid it all on the line but couldn’t seal the deal in Super Bowl LVII. Incredible performances by Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown were wasted away as the defense couldn’t get the stops they needed to preserve the win.
Perhaps no performance was gustier though than Lane Johnson’s.
After dealing with a torn adductor throughout the playoff run and late in the regular season, Johnson is scheduled to have surgery later this week according to Adam Schefter. The first-team All-Pro delayed the surgery so he could play during the Eagles run, and now will have the time he needs to have it repaired and to recover.
According to Fortiusclinic.com, recovery from torn abductor surgeries could take up to 10 to 14 weeks leaving Johnson with the expectation he could be ready to go for the Eagles’ offseason training programs. The Eagles’ starting right tackle has been a mainstay now on what was the best offensive line in football this past season.
Philadelphia set franchise records in points, rushing touchdowns, and total scores thanks to the play of Johnson and the rest of Jeff Stoutland’s offensive line.
Furthering the legacy of Johnson is the fact that, while playing with this type of serious injury, he did not give up a sack or pressure throughout the playoff run while going up against some of the best pass rushers in the game like Nick Bosa, Frank Clark, and Kayvon Thibodeaux.
Eagles legend in the making?
Even with the team falling on the world’s greatest stage, Johnson will forever be considered a Philadelphia hero and will now get a full offseason to recover.
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