The Philadelphia Eagles escaped with a victory at home against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but they still suffered a major loss during the game.
Star defensive tackle Malik Jackson suffered a foot injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019 season, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media report.
#Eagles DT Malik Jackson is expected to miss the season with a Lisfranc injury suffered Sunday vs. the #Redskins, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Jackson will have surgery next week. Tough one for Philly despite their DL depth.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 10, 2019
Jackson, who made the Pro Bowl with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017, signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Eagles this offseason. He was expected to give Philly a huge boost along its defensive front, and losing him will be a huge challenge to overcome.
Jackson had 3.5 sacks and 32 tackles with the Jaguars last year. He had eight sacks, 40 tackles and four forced fumbles in his Pro Bowl season in 2017.