Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is done for the 2019 season.
The Eagles placed the pass-catcher on injured reserve Thursday morning after he suffered a foot injury during the team’s Monday-night comeback victory over the New York Giants.
It only confirmed the severity of the injury, which initially looked bad when Jeffery — who was not contacted on that fateful second-quarter play — limped to the sidelines and threw his helmet. He was carted off the field after a brief stay in the medical tent.
Pederson called the injury “significant” on Tuesday.
His departure from Monday night’s game left the Eagles further shorthanded. Against the Giants, they were left with just two healthy receivers in JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward Jr.
Arcega-Whiteside suffered a leg injury during overtime but is currently not listed on the team’s injury report.
The premature finish of Jeffery’s season further adds to Philadelphia’s wide-receiving frustrations.
DeSean Jackson’s abdominal injury kept him out of all but one quarter since Week 2.
The top-two Eagles receivers combined for just 52 catches for 649 yards and 6 touchdowns in 13 games.
Now, quarterback Carson Wentz’s depleted wide-receiver corps will bring on Robert Davis from the practice squad, which won’t instill much confidence down the stretch as the Eagles compete for an NFC East crown alongside the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles meet the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon before a likely-decisive matchup for a playoff berth against the Cowboys.