DeSean Jackson Injury Updates

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will undergo core-muscle surgery on Tuesday, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark. D-Jax tried to return for Sunday's game against the Bears and made his injury worse, reportedly tearing his abdominal muscle off the bone. He's expected to be sidelined another 4-6 weeks. The short end of that timeline would have him back for Week 14. It'd be at least another week before we could trust him in fantasy lineups, so Jackson is droppable outside of deep leagues. The Eagles' passing game will continue to lack a field-stretching deep threat without D-Jax.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson aggravated his abdomen injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bears and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) isn't listed on the final Week 4 injury report after full workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday. His matchup with a talented Packers secondary on Thursday night is a bigger concern than the calf injury. We have Jeffery ranked as a low-end WR3 this week. WR DeSean Jackson (groin) has been ruled out, so it figures to be Mack Hollins joining Jeffery on the outside with Nelson Agholor in the slot.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the timetable for Eagles WR DeSean Jackson returning from his groin injury “remains TBD” but that “my understanding is” Jackson won’t play against the Lions on Sunday. He adds that Jackson might not make it back for Week 4 either, because of Philly’s Thursday night kick against the Packers. Along with removing a high-ceiling fantasy WR, Jackson’s absence would ding the upside of QB Carson Wentz. We’ll, of course, watch to confirm Jackson’s status. But plan to not have him available. Nelson Agholor is a strong waiver target this week.

Update: ESPN’s Tim McManus reports it is an abdominal strain that will cost Jackson 2 weeks. Let’s hope Jackson isn’t headed for sports hernia surgery, which would likely extend his absence.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled WR DeSean Jackson (groin) -- along with WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) and TE Dallas Goedert (calf) -- "day to day" in a Tuesday morning radio interview. "It's day to day with these guys and we're going to continue to rehab these guys this week and see where they're at," Pederson added. "I'm not going to commit right now to that (them playing in Week 3) because I want to make sure they put in a full week of practice before we make that determination." We'll keep a close eye on the Eagles' practice reports all week.

The Eagles expect WR DeSean Jackson to play against Washington in the regular-season opener next Sunday, despite his fractured left ring finger. Dave Spadaro of the team website said as much during the Thursday night broadcast of Philly's final preseason game. The injury is bound to inhibit his ability to catch a bit, but it's tough to argue Jackson's upside following a highly buzzy summer.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is scheduled to see a hand specialist on Wednesday after breaking his left ring finger in Tuesday's practice, ESPN's Tim McManus reports. ESPN's Josina Anderson, meanwhile, hears that D-Jax was told it's a 3-4 week injury but that he'll try to play through it with a custom splint. This will be a situation to keep a close eye on over the next 12 days leading up to Philly's opener against the Redskins. Any concern about Jackson's ability to catch will make him an avoid in early-season fantasy lineups.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. He suffered a foot injury in last week's loss to the Cowboys and ended up playing just 36% of the snaps. His absence in Sunday's finale against the Falcons would be a boost for WR Chris Godwin.

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson didn't practice Wednesday because of the left thumb injury that kept him out of Week 13. Chris Godwin owners certainly wouldn't mind if Jackson continues to miss game time. The 2nd-year wideout has reached 98 receiving yards in all 3 games he has played without Jackson active to date.

Bucs insider Greg Auman reports that WR DeSean Jackson injured his shoulder in Sunday's win over the Saints. That'd be in addition to the concussion that knocked him out of the game in the 4th quarter. It's unclear when the shoulder injury occurred and exactly how serious it is, but Auman considers D-Jax a "major question mark" for this weekend's game against the Eagles. His absence would leave Chris Godwin as the clear #2 WR.

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson left late in the 1st quarter and could be seen getting his left foot/ankle checked out on the trainer's table on the sideline. We'll see if he's able to return.

Update: Jackson returned on the next possession.

Update: The Bucs deemed Jackson doubtful to return with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter.

Washington WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Jackson returned to action Sunday night after missing a game with his injury. He was listed as limited Monday and Tuesday but put in a full workout Wednesday. We'd bet on him playing at Dallas.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is expected to play against the Packers tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. D-Jax has never played well through injuries and might still be limited. But his big-play ability and the plus matchup makes him a risk/reward WR3 option.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is a game-time decision for Sunday night’s tilt with the Packers. He was limited in practice all week and is officially listed as questionable. Between the late kickoff and Jackson’s poor track record of playing through injuries, he should be on fantasy benches.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is "likely" to miss Week 11. "Not good," a source said of Jackson's rotator cuff injury. Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon will serve as Washington's top 2 WRs for however long D-Jax is out. Those guys will be more attractive fantasy plays next week against the Packers than today against the Vikings.

A Thursday MRI revealed "some issues" with WR DeSean Jackson's rotator cuff, HC Jay Gruden said. “He’s just dealing with a little bit of pain right now." Gruden added that D-Jax could still play against the Vikings this weekend. Already in a tough matchup and never a guy who's played well through injuries, Jackson isn't a recommended Week 10 fantasy starter.

Washington WR DeSean Jackson missed practice for the 2nd straight day Thursday, as he deals with a shoulder injury. We'll see if he can get back onto the field Friday and what HC Jay Gruden says about the situation heading into the weekend. Jackson's absence would help the target outlooks for WR Pierre Garcon and WR Jamison Crowder -- especially with TE Jordan Reed also not yet cleared.


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