Eagles lose receiver DeSean Jackson to season-ending rib injury

DeSean Jackson (10) of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball as Brandon Carr (39) of the Dallas Cowboys defends on November 11, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia Eagles will place wide receiver DeSean Jackson on season-ending injured reserve after he sustained multiple rib fractures in Monday night's loss to Carolina.

Jackson leads the team with 45 catches and 700 yards receiving, but has only two touchdowns. Coach Andy Reid says the injury could take six weeks to heal.

Reid says running back LeSean McCoy remains in phase one of his concussion recovery and Michael Vick is in the fourth of five stages. Vick has missed the last two games and McCoy didn't play against the Panthers.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox injured his tailbone and offensive lineman King Dunlap sprained his knee. Neither will practice Wednesday.

The Eagles (3-8) have lost seven straight games. They'll visit Dallas (5-6) next Sunday night.

CBSSports.com's Josh Katzowitz notes that Jackson's injury is only the latest in what has been a season of disappointments for the Eagles. Though Reid said after the game that he hadn't talked about his job status with owner Jeffrey Lurie, multiple reports surfaced Tuesday afternoon that Reid, in fact, would coach in Week 13 at Dallas on Sunday night.

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