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December 09, 2019

Eagles injury update: Lane Johnson, Alshon Jeffery exit Giants game, do not return

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Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson.

UPDATE [10 p.m.] — If the Eagles find a way to come back down 17-3 to the Giants, it will have to be without Lane Johnson and Alshon Jeffery, two superstar offensive players who exited the first half with injuries Monday night.

The duo won't return.

The snake-bitten Eagles continue to lose valuable players as they try and scratch and claw their way to a probably undeserved (if they advance) playoff berth.

In the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Giants, a hit to Carson Wentz took Lane Johnson's leg along with it, and the right tackle writhed in pain on the field before the Eagles were forced to punt trailing by a touchdown.

He went to the medical tent where his lower leg was evaluated. 

Adding injury to injury, Alshon Jeffery was injured earlier and has yet to return from a foot injury; he is listed as questionable. It was a non-contact injury on a play that had Wentz scrambling and pass-catchers improvising.

Jeffery was carted off the field into the locker room leaving the Eagles with just two healthy receivers — rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and recent practice squad guy Greg Ward, who entered the game with 13 combined career catches — as the team decided, for some reason, it made sense to only dress three of them.

Check back for updates as the game progresses.

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