Philly fans, our beloved Philadelphia Eagles got some unfortunate news on Monday, December 26th. ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that Eagles' Pro Bowl star right tackle Lane Johnson will be out for the remainder of the regular season with a tear in his abdomen. To say the least, this is a massive blow to the best offensive line in the NFL.
Lane got his fourth Pro Bowl nod this season and has been playing at the most elite level. He has now set the record for the most consecutive games (27) without allowing a sack. According to Schefter, the Eagles are hopeful that Johnson will be good to return in the postseason, barring any major setbacks.
It can not be stated enough how much this loss affects the Eagles if he, for some reason can not make it back for the playoffs. As of now, Jack Driscol will get the nod to play at right tackle in Lane's absence. Driscol has played well during his starts at right tackle, but there is a noticeable difference between him and Johnson.
Currently, there is no update on Avonte Maddox or Jordan Davis' injuries. Still, a team that has relatively stayed unscathed throughout the 2022 season has now suffered back-to-back injuries on arguably the team's most important players. There is also no news on C.J Gardner-Johnson, who hopefully will have his practice window opened this week and be cleared to play.
Tough loss for the Birds, but they have been here before. This team needs to win one of its next two matchups and they will have the number one seed locked up.