Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson aggravated the sprained MCL in his right knee during last Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, but he plans to play this weekend vs. the Saints.
“We’re 1-3,” Johnson told reporters Tuesday. “We ain’t got nobody else.”
The Eagles are struggling to get the run game going, and Johnson isn’t the only offensive lineman dealing with injury issues. Matt Tobin replaced the injured Andrew Gardner at right guard but had to move to left tackle when Jason Peters was injured last Sunday. Gardner is out for the season, and the rest will be sorted out as the week progresses.
Johnson initially injured his knee in the preseason and is also playing on a sore ankle but said he can’t afford to rest until the team’s bye week with the Eagles looking to salvage their season.
“They’ve got pain killers for that,” he said of his pain tolerance.
Johnson has been a good player and a good quote — and he’s right when he says the Eagles need him.