Sunday night’s Eagles game against the Cowboys will be without Lane Johnson for the rest of the game, and Chauncey Gardner-status Johnson is uncertain. The starting right tackle left the field late in the first half to visit the medical tent and was eventually declared out after undergoing the NFL’s concussion protocol. Jack Driscoll, an auxiliary player, stepped in to take his place.
After making a tackle, safety Gardner-Johnson appeared to favor his injured hand and was evaluated by trainers before being carted off the field. Against Arizona, the Eagles’ offensive line took some hits, and Driscoll saw extensive action as a result. Postgame, Nick Sirianni praised him for his performance.
Although the Eagles are up 20-10, they would rather not be without Johnson for very long, especially in a game against their fiercest rival in which the NFC East title is at stake.
Johnson will have some time to heal as Sunday is the Eagles’ last game before their bye week. But the Eagles’ lack of depth at the position prior to acquiring Gardner-Johnson just before the season’s start is cause for some concern.
This Past Season, Johnson Continued His Role as The Starting Right Tackle for The Eagles. During Week 5’s Win Over the Arizona Cardinals, He Was Knocked Unconscious. After the Eagles’ Next Game Five Days Later on Thursday Night Football, Johnson Remained in The Concussion Protocol and Did Not Play. with Him Behind Center, the Eagles Went from Last in The Nfc East to First, with A 13-3 Record and A First-Place Finish, Thanks to His 15 Starts.
It Was Announced on December 19 that Johnson and Right Guard Brandon Brooks Will Be Going to The Pro Bowl for The First Time. Pro Football Focus Graded Johnson as The Fifth-Best Offensive Lineman in The League with An Overall Rating of 85.2 Near the End of The Season.
In Addition to His $250,000 Pro Bowl Prize, He Has Also Been Named the Best Right Tackle in The League. Since Johnson’s Eagles Team Was Playing in Super Bowl LII, he decided to skip the Pro Bowl. On the 2018 NFL Top 100 Players list, his peers ranked him at #95.