The Eagles have defeated the Jaguars, and at 4-4 Eagles fans are content going into the bye week. With the bye week coming up, it’ll give the Eagles a chance to rest and heal from their injuries. Right Tackle Lane Johnson has been banged up all season, and came into the game with a high-ankle sprain. He left todays game with an injury as well, reportedly a sprained MCL.
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Johnson left the game when Carson Wentz was knocked down and landed on Johnson’s knee. He was carted off the field and never returned.
The bye week comes at a perfect time for Johnson, the next game is on November 11th against the Cowboys. It could be a pivotal game for the Eagles, and Johnson will likely try to get back in time for that matchup, but a sprained MCL usually takes a few weeks to heal enough to be able to play through the pain. Adam Schefter is reporting that it is a Grade 2 sprain. According to the Rosenberg Cooley Metcalf Clinic, the time to recover from a Grade 2 MCL sprain is 3 weeks-3 months. The bye week will at least ensure that Johnson misses one less game than if the bye week came later in the season.