(CTN News) – Lane Johnson, the Eagles’ star right tackle, will not be playing in today’s home game against the Buffalo Bills due to a groin injury.
Despite fully participating in practice all week, the Eagles four-time Pro Bowler woke up this morning feeling discomfort in his groin and promptly notified the team trainers.
After undergoing an MRI exam and individual drills, Johnson was unable to take part in the game. Several team officials, including general manager Howie Roseman, vice president of sports performance Ted Rath, athletic trainer Tom Hunkele, team physician Arsh Dhanota, and position coach Jeff Stoutland, were present to assess his condition.
Johnson was unable to play against the Bills due to an injury. Additionally, several other players, including Rashaad Penny, Dallas Goedert, Grant Calcaterra, Milton Williams, and Josiah Scott, were also inactive for the game.
In the Eagles’ previous loss to the New York Jets, Johnson had to leave the game early due to an ankle injury and was replaced by Jack Driscoll.
The Bills have an impressive record in terms of sacks, ranking second in the NFL with 39. Leonard Floyd, a veteran pass rusher, leads the team with 9½ sacks.
Last season, Johnson missed two games towards the end of the regular season due to a torn adductor in his groin. He opted to delay surgery until the offseason and was able to return for the team’s playoff run.
Johnson, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, successfully completed his rehabilitation process in time for the Eagles’ organized team activities and has played in every game this season.
Since 2016, the Eagles have had a remarkable record of 70-3-1 when Johnson is in the starting lineup. However, their performance drops significantly to 10-22 when Johnson is unable to play.