Eagles playmaker DeSean Jackson got injured against the Falcons on Sunday after trying to catch a pass early in the second quarter. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was under pressure and floated a ball towards Jackson in order to avoid being sacked. The pass led Jackson right into Falcons DB Dunta Robinson who drilled DeSean high with a hit. Jackson went down immediately as if he had run into a brick wall at full speed (check out the video at nfl.com). Needless to say, he dropped the ball.
DeSean already was having a huge game until the injury. He had scored on a 31-yard run, a 32-yard pass, and he had 82 all-purpose yards until the hit. With the rushing touchdown, Jackson now has a rushing and receiving touchdown in each of his first three seasons, becoming the first receiver since Jerry Rice to accomplish that feat. The Eagles sure will miss Jackson who was diagnosed with a concussion, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Jackson was concussed in the second half of Philly’s game with the Redskins last year in week 12 and missed the following game. This was one of the hardest hits we’ve seen this year, so it would be a shock if he were healthy in time for next weekend’s game against the Titans.
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