Philadelphia Eagles WR Desean Jackson goes down with ankle injury

Bill Adams/Express Times

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Desean Jackson was down on the field with an ankle injury during Friday’s practice. Jackson left the field, received treatment from the Eagles’ training staff and watched the rest of the two-and-a-half-hour workout on the sideline.

Jackson, 5-foot-10, 175-pounds, is coming off a season where he caught 58 passes for 961 yards and four touchdowns after putting up two consecutive seasons over 1,000 yards in receptions.

Jackson hurt his left ankle during a seven-on-seven drill when he was hit by safeties Kurt Coleman and Jaiquawn Jarrett.

Jackson will now join a growing list of injured Eagles. Safety Oshimogho Atogwe (groin strain), linebacker Jamar Chaney (hamstring strain), defensive end Jason Babin (calf), tight end Brent Celek (MCL sprain), defensive end Trent Cole (AC joint) and offensive lineman Todd Herremans (shoulder inflammation) did not practice Friday.

Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (hamstring) was out earlier in the week but participated in Friday afternoon’s workout.

Cole was one of several injured Eagles who participated in light team activities but did not partake in any contact work.


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