The injuries continue to pile up for the Eagles.
DeSean Jackson went to the locker room late in the first quarter to have X-rays on his chest and collarbone area. The X-rays were negative but he has a sternum injury and he did not return.
Jackson ran an end around in the closing minutes of the first quarter and was tackled by Luke Kuechly after a gain of two yards. He was checked by a team doctor on the sidelines before heading inside.
Rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox also left in the first half with a back/tailbone injury. Those X-rays were negative as well but he also sat out for the remainder of the game.
The loss of Jackson is just another blow to an already depleted Eagles’ offense. Michael Vick (concussion), LeSean McCoy (concussion) and Jason Avant (hamstring) were all forced to sit out Monday night. Meanwhile, Evan Mathis is the only member of the original starters along the offensive line remaining.
With Jackson out, the Eagles were down to Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Damaris Johnson at receiver Monday night.