Monday, September 13, 2010

It's official: Jackson and Weaver done for season

Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed at his Monday press conference that fullback Leonard Weaver (torn ACL) and center Jamaal Jackson (torn triceps) will miss the rest of the season.

In fact, Weaver's injury sounds like it could be career-threatening. Reid called the Pro Bowl fullback's injury "severe” while FOX Sports is reporting Weaver suffered damage to three ligaments and also had nerve damage.

“We’re gonna have to get in there and see it exactly [how bad it is],” Reid said. “I think we all saw it. That wasn’t a pretty picture. From an ACL standpoint, it was severe.”

Jackson, who was making his return to the lineup just nine months after ACL surgery, tore the triceps in his right arm and will have surgery on Tuesday.

Reid also confirmed that Kevin Kolb and Stewart Bradley both suffered concussions and both must now must be tested twice before meeting with a doctor later in the week, according to the NFL's more stringent protocol on concussions. Both are unlikely to play in Detroit.

Reid also said DT Brodrick Bunkley and LG Todd Herremans both sprained ankles in the game, while DE Antwan Barnes sprained a wrist, RB Mike Bell strained a toe, LT Jason Peters strained his knee and DT Trevor Laws strained his oblique.

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