The 2012 season has already been a rough one for the Philadelphia Eagles as they enter Week 13 with a 3-8 record–including a seven-game losing streak after falling to the Carolina Panthers 30-22 on Monday. With Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy both recovering from concussions, it appears the Eagles can add another one of their key players to the list of injuries–DeSean Jackson.
The star wideout suffered broken ribs during Monday’s game against the Panthers that will force him to be sidelined for the remainder of the 2012 season. Through 11 games, Jackson led Philadelphia with 45 catches for 700 yards to go along with two touchdowns and gave the team an advantage in the passing game for his quickness and speed.
Now, it looks like the Eagles will have to adjust to life without Jackson for the remainder of the season and rely more on other key wideouts such as Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. The offense has already struggled over the last couple of weeks when it comes to putting up points–so this is clearly the last thing they needed to be dealing with.
While Jackson’s injury is just one of many things that have gone wrong in Philadelphia this season, the main question over the final five weeks will be whether or not Andy Reid will be back for the 2013 season. For a team that had their eyes set on making a Super Bowl run this season, nobody could have predicted this season to turn out the way it has in the City of Brotherly Love.
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