The Philadelphia Eagles are ready to learn from the 2022-2023 season, and keep moving forward. And in order to do that, they have to get their top guys healthy again.
On Thursday, right tackle Lane Johnson underwent surgery. He suffered the injury in the regular-season, finishing out the year with his teammates in Super Bowl LVII.
LANE JOHNSON RECOVERING AFTER SURGERY
The 32-year-old suffered a torn adductor in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys. After Johnson’s exit from the game, it was apparent how much of an impact he made on the offensive line. He went on to miss the following two games of the regular-season.
Johnson then met with Dr. William Meyers, marked as an expert on core injuries, and elected to put off surgery until the Eagles’ season was over.
Philadelphia moved into the post-season, defeating the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. Following the NFC Championship Game, he stated, “You get in the back half of your career. I think we had a good team, I knew we had the parts to get where we’re at. Yeah, man, it’s just a week-by-week thing. Shout out to all our veterans and all our young guns, they’re the engine behind this team. So I’m happy.”
Starting in all three post-season games, Johnson played 202 offensive snaps. He gave up two pressures, zero sacks, and zero quarterback hits. In fact, he hasn’t given up a sack since November 2020.
The Eagles selected Johnson in 2013. Over the last ten seasons, he’s become one of the best players in the league. During the 2022 season, he was named First-Team All-Pro and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time. He is under contract until 2025.
On Thursday, Johnson posted about his surgery on Twitter.
Surgery timehttps://t.co/1wQuRuD2OA pic.twitter.com/doCSydMH4R
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) February 16, 2023
He will now face 10-12 weeks of recovery, putting him back on the field in late April to early May. Eagles’ training camp will begin in July giving the Eagles much hope that he’ll return better than ever.