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DeSean Jackson suffers high ankle sprain on TNF

The Philadelphia Eagles lose yet another player to injury. We take a look at DeSean Jackson’s injury and the fantasy fallout.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is carted off the field after being injured during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jackson had an MRI on Friday and it confirmed the high ankle sprain, per Ian Rapoport. Jackson is out indefinitely and Rapoport tweeted the Eagles will place him on injured reserve with a chance to return later this season.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has suffered a high ankle sprain and will get an MRI on Friday to access the severity, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. High-ankle sprains usually keep a player out 3-6 weeks depending on the severity. There is even a chance he will need surgery, so the MRI will give a much better timetable for his return.

Jackson has dealt with a hamstring injury much of this season and was finally getting back onto the field. For fantasy purposes, he is a drop in all but the craziest deep leagues. Jalen Reagor and Alshon Jeffery should be back before Jackson returns.

Despite Jackson’s involvement in their TNF game last night, Travis Fulgham remained the No. 1 receiver. He continues to play well and the team seems set on keeping him the No. 1 for the time being and probably for the future as well. Jalen Reagor will fight for that spot when he returns, but Fulgham has proved himself worthy.