September 9, 2019 / 5:18 PM / 3 months ago

Eagles DT Jackson to miss time with 'significant' leg injury

Sep 8, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson (97) leaves the game on a cart with a leg injury against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson is out indefinitely with a “significant” lower leg injury suffered in a Week 1 win against the Washington Redskins, coach Doug Pederson said Monday.

The 29-year-old veteran was carted off the field in the fourth quarter and was wearing a walking boot after the game.

Pederson said Jackson will undergo further testing, but he did not rule out the possibility of a season-ending diagnosis. NBC Sports reported he could require surgery.

A Pro Bowler with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017 and a Super Bowl champion with the Denver Broncos in the 2015 season, Jackson signed with the Eagles in March.

He was credited with one tackle and played 34 snaps in Sunday’s 32-27 victory.

Jackson started 42 of his 48 games with the Jaguars (2016-18) and 24 of 62 games with the Broncos (2012-15), recording 32.5 sacks and 86 quarterback hits. He was Denver’s fifth-round pick in 2012 out of Tennessee.

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