Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tough breaks for a good guy

After starting 71 straight games, after solidifying himself as the rock on the offensive line of the Eagles, Jamaal Jackson's luck has gone bad.

The very likable lineman has had to undergo season-ending surgery in back-to-back starts, the latest on his right triceps tendon. It was repaired today by team physician Peter DeLuca of the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia according to the Eagles.

Jackson rushed back from a torn ACL to get back on the field for quarterback Kevin Kolb, who needed all the help he could get in his debut as the every-week starter before he sustained a concussion last week (Jackson was out of action, his arm unable to function when that happened).

Now, this.

Jackson suffered the injury in the second quarter of the season-opening loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. He was officially placed on injured reserve Monday, ending his season.

The Eagles didn't categorize the surgery as "successful," which they typically do. Knowing Jackson, that won't be an issue.


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