EAGLES D-JAX OUT FOR YEAR AFTER ABDOMINAL SURGERY

By Harry Allison

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is probably out for the season.

He will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. William Myers, the Philly-based founding father of core muscle surgery

Jackson reinjured his abdomen Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Wanting to return as soon as possible, he originally declined surgery after suffering a Grade 2 abdominal strain Week 2 against the Falcons. He returned Sunday after missing six games, but only made it through one series.

Tests revealed that he now has a full tear.

The recovery time is expected to be at least six weeks, putting Jackson’s 2019 in jeopardy.

Jackson, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was reacquired by the Eagles in an offseason trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but has been limited to three games, in which he has nine receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns, because of his injury.

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