Timmy Jernigan expected to be out 4 to 6 months after surgery
3 May 2018 Eagles News
According to ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter, Eagles DT Timmy Jernigan is expected to be out four to six months after his surgery for his herniated disc.
Eagles’ starting DT Timmy Jernigan underwent surgery on a herniated disc in his back last week and is expected to be out four-to-six months, league sources tell @FieldYates and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2018
Timmy Jernigan was a big reason for the season last year and earned himself a four-year, $48 million dollar deal during the season. The fifth-year player fortified the middle with teammate Fletcher Cox, starting in every game except one(week 17) last season. However, Jernigan wasn’t quite himself towards the end of the season and could have played through the rest of the year with an injury.
In the offseason, the Eagles brought in veteran Haloti Ngata but also lost key backup Beau Allen to free agency. Moving forward, look for the Eagles to lean on veteran Haloti Ngata in Jernigan’s absence.