The Philadelphia Eagles’ season-long injury battle along the offensive line added a significant blow Friday when it was announced that three-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson will miss the remainder of the season and undergo ankle surgery.
“It’s like the inside of my ankle is collapsed,” Johnson said Friday, according to ESPN.com. “So a lot of my power and my push-off that I normally have isn’t there.”
The Eagles (3-6-1) have started nine different combinations on the offensive line through 10 games this season.
The 30-year-old Johnson, who signed a four-year contract extension worth $72 million ($54.6 million guaranteed) in 2019, underwent left ankle surgery in August and missed three games earlier this season, including the Eagles’ season opener.
This surgery will be to repair the deltoid ligament, and Johnson said the latest injury was a culmination of “all of high-ankle sprains and damage I had done to my ankle.”
Matt Pryor is expected to replace Johnson at right tackle for Sunday’s game against Seattle.