The Philadelphia Eagles lost another player — at least for now.
In the team’s Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers, safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson was injured in the first quarter.
C.J. GARNDER-JOHNSON SUSTAINS INJURY
The Eagles are playing primetime on Sunday night and they got off to a strong start. Within the first six minutes of the game, Philadelphia was up 13-0, before the Packers began to make their comeback.
On a drive to get their second touchdown of the game, the Packers converted on 4th down. In an attempt to tackle Christian Watson, C.J. Gardner-Johnson was injured. The safety remained on the field for minutes before walking off with help. He was then carted off of the field to the locker room.
C.J. Gardner-Johnson is up, but walking off hunched over. Doesn't look good. Reed Blankenship in at safety for Eagles.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 28, 2022
Reed Blankenship is now replacing CJGJ. Blankenship joined the Eagles this season as an undrafted free agent, making his debut in Week 5. He’s played four games and has three combined tackles. However, after being in the game for Gardner-Johnson for just a few minutes, Blankenship made his first career interception.
It remains to be said whether Gardner-Johnson will return. He is questionable with a rib injury as the Eagles go into the second quarter. As the league’s interception leader, he will be a great loss to the defense in the event things go south.