Johnson made the announcement to Philadelphia beat reporters earlier today. A couple of his comments stand out, such as him saying, “the inside of my ankle has collapsed,” and “my ankle is a mess.”
Johnson made the first comment to Les Bowen, a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Bowen relayed the information on his Twitter page.
“Lane Johnson says his season is done,” Bowen wrote on Twitter. ‘”The inside of my ankle has collapsed.'”
Further, another reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeff McLane, reports that Johnson’s ankle “is a mess.”
“Lane Johnson said that his season is over,” McLane says. “He said his ankle is “a mess” and that he will need further surgery. #Eagles.”
Johnson joins Eagles star right guard Brandon Brooks on the season-ending list.
Lane Johnson Says ‘He’ll Be Back’
After the news broke about Johnson missing the remainder of the season, the All-pro right tackle took to social media to let his fans know that “he’ll be back.”
He did so in typical Lane Johnson style, tweeting a gif of Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator saying “I’ll be back.”
All season long, Johnson has battled ankle, shoulder, and knee injuries. In fact, he had to miss the season-opening game for Philly after deciding to have ankle surgery prior to the start of the 2020 training camp.
Zach Berman of The Athletic reports that Johnson’s ankle issues date all the way back to 2018.
“This injury dates back to 2018. Has tried multiple solutions, including tightrope surgery before the season,” Berman reports. “A stress fracture was forming during the season. Johnson said the inside of his ankle collapsed.”
Meanwhile, Johnson told reporters that he will need to have ankle surgery once again. He says that will require four to five months to recover. With the Pro Bowl right tackle out for the rest of the year, the Eagles will look to Matt Pryor to take over at his position.