The Philadelphia Eagles are preparing to face off against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. Though Buffalo is 6-5 on the year, this squad is teeming with talent, so Philadelphia can't afford to take the Bills lightly.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, they now could suddenly be without one of their most important players for this matchup.
Starting right tackle Lane Johnson has been downgraded to questionable just hours before kickoff. Johnson told the team's medical staff Sunday morning he felt soreness in his groin, and he's now set to undergo treatment plus an MRI.
This news comes as a major surprise. The 33-year-old wasn't listed on the injury report at all in the lead up to the game, and he practiced fully throughout the week. However, something is now amiss, which could keep him from suiting up.
Philly would sorely miss the veteran if he's unable to play. He's been one of the league's best at his position once again in 2023, earning a stealler 80.3 overall grade from ProFootballFocus while starting in each of the team's 10 games so far. Johnson's only been called for one penalty and allowed just two sacks across 635 snaps played, both of which rank at the top of the NFL.
Johnson was forced to leave the Eagles' Week 6 game early with an ankle injury, which led to backup Jack Driscoll hearing his number called. Driscoll's struggles played an obvious role in that loss to the New York Jets, so it's concerning to think about how he'll fare against the Bills' pass rush if he needs to start.
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