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Jackson, Peters Headed To IR

Posted Nov 27, 2012

Head coach Andy Reid announced on Tuesday that wide receiver DeSean Jackson fractured multiple ribs up high in his chest during Monday night's game against Carolina and will be placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

Jackson suffered the injury on an end around at the end of the first quarter which gained 2 yards. Despite the team's struggles, Jackson had 45 catches for 700 yards. He was on pace for a career-high 65 receptions and over 1,000 yards for the season.

Reid also said that offensive tackle Jason Peters will not be activated from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. He, too, will be placed on Injured Reserve. Peters suffered a ruptured Achilles in the offseason, which he injured again shortly after surgery. Tuesday was the deadline to activate Peters from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.

It also looks like Nick Foles could make his third start at quarterback this Sunday against Dallas. Michael Vick is in Phase 4 of the rehab process. He is doing non-contact drills and was on the sideline for Monday's game. However, Vick has not yet passed the ImPACT test and still has to be cleared by an independent neurologist. Reid said that Vick will take the ImPACT test again on Wednesday.

"If I had to tell you here, I'd tell you you'll probably see Nick again," Reid said.

Bryce Brown, who rushed for a franchise rookie-record 178 yards on Monday, may get another start as LeSean McCoy is still in Phase 1 of the concussion rehab process. Reid said that it is unlikely that McCoy will be healthy in time for the game.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (tailbone contusion) will most likely not practice on Wednesday, per Reid. Offensive tackle King Dunlap (MCL sprain) will not practice on Wednesday. Center Dallas Reynolds (ankle) will not practice Wednesday. Fullback Stanley Havili (ankle) may be able to practice. Running back Chris Polk is still dealing with the toe sprain that has kept him on the sidelines for the past three games.

Good news is that wide receiver Jason Avant (hamstring) may be able to practice after missing the last two games.

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