After being placed on Injured Reserve yesterday, center Jamaal Jackson wasted no time in preparing for the 2011 season (if there is one). He underwent a procedure earlier today with team physician Peter DeLuca to repair his torn right triceps tendon. Jackson was apparently in high spirits after the operation, sending the following text message to the Eagles organization:
"I'm a fighter! I beat the ACL in eight months, I'll beat this in four."
The typical recovery time for tendon repair surgery is generally four to six months, with the arm usually being immobilized for around six weeks. Unfortunately after this type of operation, Jackson's full range of motion with his right arm may never be the same, which could hamper his ability to snap the ball or to block opposing defenders. Hopefully, Jackson will be able to make good on his promise, but the reality is that Mike McGlynn will be the Eagles' starting center for the remainder of the 2010 season and possibly beyond.