Tag:Jamaal Jackson
Posted on: September 13, 2010 8:50 am
Edited on: September 13, 2010 1:28 pm

Injury news: Eagles nailed; Bob Sanders done?

Posted by Andy Benoit

There are rumors swirling that Colts safety Bob Sanders suffered another torn biceps injury Sunday. If that’s the case, then Sanders is out for the season (again). Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes, “What we know for now is that no one is saying anything yet. The team is quiet and the player is quiet. Indeed, the player is so quiet that some folks with whom he ordinarily would be communicating have yet to hear from him.”

Sanders left the game against Houston with what was described as an “elbow” injury.

In what seems like a terrible omen for Colts fans, Eagles center Jamaal Jackson left Sunday’s game with an elbow injury, and his injury did turn out to be a season-ending triceps tear. This is a heartbreaking turn of events for Jackson, who spent this entire past offseason recovering from a December torn ACL. Jackson is now out for the year.

Jackson’s not the only Eagle who went down for the year Sunday. Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver tore his ACL when his knee got bent the wrong way in a pile (it was a gruesome looking injury).

UPDATE 12:04 ET: Sources tell Fox Sports that Weaver suffered three ligament tears plus nerve damage.

UPDATE 1:30 ET: Bob Sanders will have an MRI Monday.

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Posted on: September 8, 2010 11:54 pm

O-line health a huge factor in NFC East in Week 1

Posted by Andy Benoit

The NFC East may be decided in the trenches early on. Several NFC East offensive linemen are dealing with injury issues heading into Week 1.

For the Cowboys, right tackle Marc Colombo and left guard Kyle Kosier will both likely miss Week 1. Colombo is still recovering from August 16 knee surgery. Kosier is still dealing with a sprained right knee. The Dallas Morning News notes that neither player has practiced this week.

Former Ram Alex Barron will start in place of Colombo. Barron is a liability at times (his technique is perpetually raw and he’s prone to penalties) but he’s a good athlete who has started his entire NFL career. Montrae Holland, who was once upon a time a starter in New Orleans before going to Denver and losing control of his weight, will start at left guard. Holland cannot offer the Cowboys’ front five the kind of run-blocking mobility that Kosier could.

In Philadelphia, it was expected that Nick Cole would be filling in at center while Jamaal Jackson continues to rebound from the ACL injury he suffered late last December. But Jackson’s rebound has already concluded, and he’s expected to take the field against Green Bay this Sunday.

The Giants are also getting their center back. Shaun O’Hara had been out with Achilles tendinosis. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post notes that the two-time Pro Bowler is practicing this week but must be leery of overworking the injury.

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Posted on: August 15, 2010 4:21 pm

Eagles center Jackson taken off PUP

Posted by Andy Benoit

Nestled in the newswire Sunday was the mention that Eagles center Jamaal Jackson was taken off the PUP list. Jackson has returned to the non-contact portion of practice some eight months after tearing his ACL. It has been assumed that the veteran center – who was having a career-year in ’09 before blowing out the knee – would begin the season on the sideline.

That’s still very possible. Jackson still must return to full-speed practicing. "I'm still optimistic about it,” Jackson told the Philadelphia Inquirer about a full-speed practice being on the horizon. “But I have to check with [surgeon] Dr. [James] Andrews and [Eagles trainer] Rick [Burkhalter] and those guys and develop a plan. We implemented some today and we'll add a little bit more tomorrow."

Jacksons’ replacement, Nick Cole, has battled a knee injury in training camp but was expected to return to practice soon.

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