Eagles catch a break as Lane Johnsons injury deemed “not that serious” by NFL insider

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Tackle Lane Johnson (65) celebrates a touchdown in the first half during the game between the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles on September 22, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

After a brutal loss against the Jets, it looks like there is some good news on the way. The Eagles lost Lane Johnson due to an ankle injury in the middle of the game but according to ESPN’s very own, Adam Schefter, he received word that the injury “is not that serious.”

Breathe Philadelphia just breathe. There is no official word on a specific timetable for Lane Johnson or if he’ll even miss time at all but this is a huge sigh of relief. The Eagles struggled mightily without their star right tackle last night against a fierce Jets pass rush.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 18: Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jack Driscoll (63) sets up to block during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Philadelphia Eagles on October 18, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Philly asked Jack Driscoll to take Johnson’s place and it led to Jalen Hurts running for his life while also seeing Ghosts out there due to the lack of time in the pocket. Driscoll was unable to keep up with the Jets edge rusher all night and wasn’t really given much help by Eagles OC Brian Johnson. You rarely saw a tight end line up next to Driscoll to help but that was the least of their problems from a terrible overall showing by the offense.

Next up for the Eagles…

The Eagles will take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night football this week. It would be wrong of me to say this is a must-win game but this for all purposes is a must-bounce-back game. Philadelphia’s offense couldn’t find a way to move the ball downfield which led to the offense flaming out in the second half.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 29: Philadelphia Eagles coach Brian Johnson looks on during the NFC Championship Game between the San Fransisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 29, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

If they are going to keep up with the high-scoring offense, who will be facing an injured secondary, then they need a sense of urgency from the offensive staff and their playmakers. Having their star right tackle there will also help a bit but there’s no word on his status just yet.

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