During last Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, the Philadelphia Eagles center Jamaal Jackson unfortunately tore a knee ligament, an injury that ended his 2009 season just a few days before the finale.
The game against the Broncos was the 71st he has started in Eagles jersey. The center had been the Eagles’ only offensive player to play every snap until he got hurt in the first half of last Sunday’s game. Losing him means to lose the team’s anchor.
Jackson had an MRI exam on Monday that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. It’s an injury that sometimes takes a full year for recovery, so he may not be ready for the start of next season. Right guard Nick Cole thus became the Eagles’ starting center, and second-year pro Mike McGlynn will be the backup. The starting job at right guard may be taken by Stacy Andrews.