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Doug Pederson: Alshon Jeffery's foot injury is 'significant'

Head coach Doug Pederson met with the media on Tuesday after the Eagles' 23-17 overtime victory over the New York Giants. He addressed the injury situation starting with All-Pro tackle Lane Johnson, who went down after quarterback Carson Wentz was knocked to the ground and fell on Johnson's ankle.

"Lane Johnson is week to week," Pederson said.

Johnson played 28 snaps before leaving the field in the second quarter, and eventually carted to the locker room. Tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai stepped in for Johnson to finish the game. Pederson spoke about the game plan moving forward if Johnson cannot play this Sunday at Washington.

"Just like we came and got out of the game yesterday with Big V getting work there," Pederson said. "Obviously, Andre (Dillard) can cross-train both sides. Matt Pryor is available, so we have options there."

Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot) was another offensive staple who was injured in last night's game. His injury occurred off the snap off a second-quarter play as he took three steps and then began limping. This was Jeffery's second game back from an ankle injury that he sustained in the Week 9 win over the Bears. After meeting with the medical team on Tuesday, Pederson said this injury will be "a little more significant."

"I am waiting on one more test result this afternoon," Pederson said. "It is a little bit more significant with him and then we have to do a course of action with him pretty soon."

Pederson said that wide receiver Nelson Agholor's status is "up in the air" for this Sunday. Agholor was sidelined for the second game in three weeks with a knee injury. With Agholor and Jeffery injury, the team only has J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward healthy at the position right now. Pederson noted that there are three wide receivers on the practice squad if the team needs to make a move.

The final player to exit the game due to injury was cornerback Jalen Mills (elbow). Mills led the team in tackles with five along with one pass defended before leaving the game late in the third quarter. Pederson said Mills should be good to go soon.

"Jalen Mills should be OK," Pederson said. "He'll be day to day. The only thing you'll see is a brace on his elbow, other than that he is good."

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