December 28, 2022
In the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve, Lane Johnson injured his abdomen, putting his availability in the playoffs in jeopardy. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Johnson will delay having surgery on his abdomen and will only miss the Eagles' final two regular season games.
After consulting with numerous experts, including Dr. William Meyers in Philly, #Eagles Pro Bowl OT Lane Johnson will put off surgery on his torn adductor to rehab for two (or three) weeks and will play in the playoffs, sources say. Wild. pic.twitter.com/ieyIwWaXT2— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2022
Johnson is arguably the second-most important player to the team, behind only quarterback Jalen Hurts. Having Johnson for the playoffs is obviously a major bullet dodged, assuming he can play anywhere near his usual elite level.
In the meantime, the Eagles will have to figure out who will play where along the offensive line over their final two regular season seasons. The two most likely options:
The Eagles will obviously not put Johnson on injured reserve, as doing so would require him to miss four games.
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