Report: Eagles' Malik Jackson 'expected' to miss season with foot injury

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor

Defensive tackle Malik Jackson was one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ big offseason additions, as he agreed to a three-year contract at the start of free agency.

But the Eagles are expected to be without Jackson for a considerable amount of time, if not the season.

Lisfranc injury to blame

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Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Jackson is “expected to miss the season” after suffering a Lisfranc injury on Sunday against Washington.

Jackson will undergo surgery next week.

Lisfranc injuries occur in the midfoot, and involve many bones and ligaments; severe injuries can require surgery and months of healing time.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Monday that Jackson, an eight-year veteran who was a Pro Bowler two years ago, had suffered a “significant” injury that would require him to miss some time.

Philadelphia released defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan in March but then re-signed him in April. With Jackson out, the team will be leaning on Jernigan more to help fill the void.

Eagles' DT Malik Jackson will reportedly miss the rest of the season after a foot injury on Sunday. (Getty Images)
Eagles' DT Malik Jackson will reportedly miss the rest of the season after a foot injury on Sunday. (Getty Images)

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