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DeSean Jackson will undergo surgery for core muscle injury

The Eagles announced on Monday afternoon that wide receiver DeSean Jackson will undergo surgery this week on a core muscle injury that he originally suffered September 15 against the Atlanta Falcons.

"Following the game in Atlanta, DeSean met with the Eagles and numerous independent specialists to determine the best course of action. After gathering all the necessary information, the decision was made to proceed non-operatively through rehabilitation," the team said in a statement.

"DeSean worked hard for six weeks to progress to a point where all parties were comfortable with him returning to practice, and then to play in the game yesterday against the Chicago Bears. During the first quarter of the game against the Bears, DeSean experienced discomfort and was held out for precautionary reasons. After further testing and discussion this morning, it was determined that the best course of action for a full recovery is to proceed with surgery."

Jackson played four snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears. In the season opener against Washington, Jackson had eight catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He became just the fourth player in team history to post multiple touchdowns of 50-plus yards in a single game. It was the sixth time in his career that he recorded at least 100 receiving yards in a Week 1 game.

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