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Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson to put off surgery

Dec 21, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA;  Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) walks off the field after win against the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson plans to put off abdominal surgery until after the playoffs, according to multiple reports.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection will instead rehab his torn adductor muscle for the next two to three weeks as the Eagles (13-2) try to lock up the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC.

According to reports, Johnson would miss 10-12 weeks if he undergoes surgery.

Johnson, 32, was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 40-34 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Johnson has not allowed a sack since Week 11 of the 2020 season.

Including 15 starts this season, he has started 127 games since Philadelphia drafted him with the No. 4 overall pick in 2013. He is a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

The Eagles finish the regular season with home games against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and the New York Giants on Jan. 8. They need one win to clinch the top seed and a first-round playoff bye.

–Field Level Media