DeSean Jackson out for season with broken ribs

These guys haven’t seen daylight in months, given how the Eagles’ season has gone. (Mel Evans / AP)

Andy Reid will coach the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, but he won’t have DeSean Jackson the rest of the the season.

Jackson, who leads the Eagles with 45 catches for 700 yards, will miss the rest of the season because of fractured ribs that will require about six weeks to heal. Jackson was injured in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night.

“Injuries are not an excuse for our record. The next guy plays. There are no excuses,” Reid said. “Hopefully you have the character on the team where guys will fight to the end. You saw that last night. We’re just not getting it done.”

In Philly, where the coaching watch has been on for weeks now, Reid will remain on the job this week, Philly.com’s Jeff McLane reported. At this point, with the Eagles at 3-8, why would owner Jeff Luria break his tradition of not firing a coach midseason?

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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