Get ready to bend that ring finger down as this one’s a shocker — Eagles safety Marlin Jackson is injured. Again.
This time it’s a sports hernia, which Jackson had surgically repaired Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Hostpital. The procedure will have the perpetually hurt veteran d-back out for at least a few weeks, possibly a couple months.
Jackson missed all of last season after rupturing an achilles tendon in training camp.
Speaking of, Eagles defensive end Victor Abiamiri underwent surgery for his ruptured achilles on Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steve Raikin of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. Abiamiri was placed on Injured Reserve on August 4, though he’s a candidate to be waived/injured with an injury settlement at some point. His season is obviously over, and likely so is his football career.
The Eagles are actually pretty set at safety, with second year players Nate Allen (himself coming off a major injury) and Kurt Coleman, along with rookie second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett and recently signed veteran Jarrad Page. Assuming Allen can show he’s recovered and healthy, it was probably only 50/50 at best that Jackson would make the team.
The odds were even less for Abiamiri, who has been constantly injured but even when healthy has never demonstrated any level of dominance. He was already on the bubble, and this latest unfortunate setback will probably be Abiamiri’s last with the Eagles or anyone else in the NFL.
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