Pederson 'fully expects' DeSean to be good after bye

Andrew Porter
November 04, 2019 - 8:22 am

Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson returned to the field from an abdomen injury on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, but his return did not last long. 

Jackson, playing in his first game since Week 2, left the Eagles’ 22-14 win on Sunday after the first quarter. He played just a handful of snaps. 

Eagles coach Doug Pederson spoke about Jackson's health during his weekly call-in on Monday's 94WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi. 

"Leading up to the game, he had been in his rehab, running, and felt really good. He had a great week of practice and preparation and we had looked at the Bears game as a possible date for him to return and play. He felt good. It was something we had a lot of collaboration on, not only with our doctors, but with DeSean to play in this football game. He was going to be limited, we knew that going in. He wasn't going to play the full game. Everybody was comfortable with that decision.

"He gets into the football game and he had a moment there where he said something felt something, and so we took him in for really precautionary reasons. And everything, what I heard after the game, checked out good. We'll check him out again this morning. I'll get an update here in a little while. But I fully expect him to be good in a couple of weeks."

Jackson, who started the game, caught one pass for eight yards before leaving the game. 

The 5-4 Eagles have a bye next week before facing the New England Patriots at home in Week 11. 

NovaCare Dr. Laura Ross spoke about Jackson's injury earlier on the 94WIP Morning Show.