Eagles’ Lane Johnson Done For Year

Lane Johnson is done for the year. The Eagles tackle has been playing through a painful ankle injury all year long, but his condition has only gotten worse with time. 

The inside of my ankle has collapsed,” Johnson said (Twitter link via Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Johnson underwent “tightrope surgery” in August and managed to play seven games, starting in Week 2. He’s now looking at four or five months of recovery before he can resume football activities.

Johnson is in the midst of the four-year, $72MM extension he signed back in November of 2019. The eighth-year pro is coming off of his third consecutive Pro Bowl nod, a rare feat for often underappreciated right tackles. Without Johnson, the Eagles’ banged up offensive line will likely turn to Matt Pryor as the new starting right tackle.

The Eagles — who find themselves in the NFC East hunt with a record of 3-6-1 — will face the Seahawks on Monday night without Johnson in the lineup. The Seahawks’ D has been iffy all year, but they managed to keep a lid on the Cardinals last week en route to a 28-21 win.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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7 comments on “Eagles’ Lane Johnson Done For Year

  1. DarkSide830

    they’ve been killing his career trying to move him back quickly this year. hopefully it’s not too late.

    • Polish Hammer

      I think a lot of that has been on Lane who is a gamer and wants to be out there. Kelce is a gamer too, unlike a few other guys that hobble off with minor dings or milk other injuries (JP, Alshon or DJax).

      • Itrainsontuesday

        To your point, the fact that Lane is taking the rest of the year to recover, shows how serious the injury is. He’s a warrior, like Kelce. Wishing for a speedy recovery for the best RT in the league.

  2. petersdylan36

    At this point, the eagles might as well lose the rest of their games.
    They play the Seahawks, saints, packers, cardinals the next 4 games
    Then the play the cowboys and football team to end the season.
    Best case scenario, they are 5-10-1 and maybe win the division. They get beat up by the Seahawks or rams in the first round and get the #20 draft pick.
    Or here is the other best case scenario:
    They lose out, have a record of 3-12-1 and get a top 5 draft pick. They draft an OL or they trade down for more picks
    I like the second option better. And this is coming from a long time eagles fan

    • petersdylan36

      I wonder if the colts would be interested in Wentz? Their coach was with the eagles as an OC in 2017 when Wentz had an MVP like year. They also have a killer OL that would protect Wentz.
      Then the eagles could move forward with hurts or draft a new qb or go after Darnold

      • rtr1redrockets

        I agree with that except for the Donald thing…hes no better!
        I’ve been saying since week 3 its time to sell and start over again…cap is gonna kill them next year

  3. htbnm57

    Now if they can just get Peters out of the lineup. The Eagles are looking at a major rebuild so they might as well see if any of the young OL are worth keeping longterm. Might as well try Sudfield and/or Hurts to see if they have long term potential as well.

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