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DeSean Jackson Injury: Washington wide receiver ruled out for Redskins

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Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson left the team's game early with a shoulder injury.

Thomas B. Shea

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn't the only high-profile player to leave the Redskins' NFL Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars early. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson left the team's game with a shoulder injury. Jackson has been ruled out and will not return.

Jackson's injury occurred on a play where he went up for a catch but was contacted in coverage and dropped it. Jackson appeared to land hard on his shoulder. His injury was immediately visible.

Jackson left the game with 1 catch for 19 yards and 2 drops.

Jackson, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason, is scheduled to return to Philadelphia next week on September 21. It remains to be seen if he will be healthy enough to play. The same goes injured quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The Eagles were very fortunate when it came to facing opponents that were missing some of their best players in 2013. So far that trend has carried over into 2014 with the Jaguars missing starting wide receiver Cecil Shorts III in Week 1 and then the Indianapolis Colts missing star pass rusher Robert Mathis. Perhaps that trend will continue against Washington in Week 3.