Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said defensive tackle Malik Jackson suffered a “significant” left foot injury during Sunday’s home opener and that it is “going to require some time”.
Pederson said they are still waiting on a few more test results, so as of now it is unclear if Jackson will have a chance to return this season.
Jackson was carted off the field in the fourth quarter and was wearing a walking boot on his foot in the locker room.
The loss of Jackson is a significant one. If placed on injured reserve, he could come back in eight weeks. If Jackson isn’t place on IR he will be inactive each week which would eat up a roster spot.
The Eagles have Tim Jernigan, who has started 22 regular- and postseason games over the past two seasons as well as DT Hassan Ridgeway, and Bruce Hector on the practice squad.