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Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery reportedly out six months after surgery on rotator cuff

The Philadelphia Eagles are currently flying high after their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. The team was able to defy the odds to beat the New England Patriots. They achieved this with a backup quarterback under center and an underdog mentality led them to victory.

The future is bright in Philadelphia with the team fresh off their Super Bowl victory. However, the team may have suffered a blow which will likely impact the start of the 2018 NFL season. Wideout Alshon Jeffery is coming off surgery which will keep him sidelined for at least six months, according to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will miss at least six months of training after undergoing surgery to repair a “full tear” in his right rotator cuff on Wednesday, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

Jeffery reportedly played through this injury from training camp all the way through the Super Bowl. Obviously, it proved to be the right move for the wideout and the team considering their success, but now his return to the field is uncertain for the team’s title defense, via Dickerson.

The source added it is “very likely” Jeffrey will miss the preseason and is “unsure” about the regular season, “but the expectations are to be ready for Week 1.”

Jeffery initially suffered the injury in training camp but opted to play through the discomfort.


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The 28-year-old wide receiver came one touchdown shy of tying his career high in 2017. Jeffery caught nine touchdown passes to go along with racking up 789 yards on 57 receptions.

During the NFL playoffs, Jeffery added to an already impressive season catching 12 passes in three games for 219 yards and three touchdowns.

In 2018, the Eagles are expected to be a force to be reckoned with once again. Philadelphia sits only behind the Patriots in the odds to win it all.

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