There have been all sorts of headlines trending in the NFL week after week as the 2020 season continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently the NFL was forced to reshuffle their entire schedule after numerous teams recorded positive tests for the COVID-19 and led to the postponement of their matches in response to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Some teams have seen their facilities getting closed down after the outbreak of the COVID-19 in their organizations, and even reopening vividly before re-closing once again due to the coronavirus.
Apart from the coronavirus crisis, the league has seen a couple of top players’ injuries in various teams, and the latest team is the Philadelphia Eagles’ Wide Receiver Desean Jackson.
The Philadelphia Eagles emerged victorious with a tight margin of 22-21 against the New York Giants on Thursday night.
During the match, Eagle’s wide receiver Desean Jackson succumbed to a fractured ankle that he sustained when the Giants defensive back Madre Harper dove on him and caused his right leg to bent awkwardly while tackling him.
The veteran Desean was helped off the field as he leaped on the cart and carried away into the locker room.
Upon returning to the lineup following 3 games absence due to a hamstring injury at the start of the 2019 season, he has finished with 3 catches for 34 yards and one rush for 12 yards. And, he has played 159 snaps this season.
For the last two years, Desean has recorded 22 catches for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns in 7 games with the Eagles.
The 33-year-old is expected to miss approximately 3 games as the Philadelphia Eagles are likely to place him on injured reserve by next week. In that case, Jackson could return in December in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints or Week 16 when Dallas Cowboys hosts them.
Following his injury, Desean went ahead to assure his fans that he will be fine by posting his right ankle in a walking boot and showing a lot of enthusiasm to get back in the field.
The Philadelphia Eagles face huddles with injuries this season, forcing them to rely on the younger youthful.
At the moment, the Eagles are waiting on Jalen Reagor and Alshon Jeffery, who are both on the injured reserve, to return to the lineups. All in all, we hope they will maintain their momentum of winning games despite the injuries of their first pick players.
We wish Desean Jacksons a quick recovery as he began to recuperate from his fractured ankle, and we can’t wait to see him back in the field as he does what he does best, and that’s playing football.
Remember to wear a mask, keep a distance, and sanitize your hands whenever you go out, shopping, or working.
Let’s stay vigilant as we continue to witness sky rocking new cases of the COVI-19 being recorded in the United States.
Charalotte Griffith is assignment Journalist at Chroniclex, Charalotte has covered Business, Politics and many other beats in her Journalism career and is currently living in Cleveland for more than 15 years. Charalotte has appeared periodically on national television shows and also has published her articles many regional publications such as Huffington Post and Mashable etc.