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Lane Johnson reportedly suffers MCL injury against Jaguars

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Things did not go well for the Eagles’ offensive line in London.

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[UPDATE, 12:51 PM]: Johnson is reported to have an MCL sprain heading into the bye week.


[UPDATE, 11:06 AM]: Good news for the Eagles, Jason Peters will return, but unfortunately, Lane Johnson will not.


It was a sloppy first drive for the Eagles on Sunday in London, and two lineman went down with injuries within the first seven plays — Jason Kelce was sidelined briefly, and then two Lane Johnson went down during the Carson Wentz strip sack that gave the Jaguars the ball.

Johnson was down for awhile after the play, as he’s been playing through a high ankle sprain that nearly kept him out of Thursday Night Football two weeks ago, but was eventually carted off the field with a knee injury.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai is the acting swing tackle for the team and went in for Johnson following the injury. The Eagles don’t have a ton of depth at offensive line, and both rookies Jordan Mailata and Matt Pryor are inactive for this London game, despite making the trip.

That lack of depth could be an issue, as Jason Peters went down at the beginning of the second quarter with a head injury, leaving the protection of Carson Wentz in the hands of Vaitai at left tackle, Isaac Seumalo in at right tackle, and Stefen Wisniewski, Jason Kelce and Brandon Brooks in between.

Both Lane Johnson (knee) and Jason Peters (head) were questionable to return halfway through the second quarter.

Not great.