Eagles lose Ron Johnson to ugly ankle injury

The Philadelphia Eagles already had Riley Cooper go down with a fractured collarbone that required surgery and will keep him sidelined about six weeks.

Now, the team must handle a more serious injury to another wide receiver. Ron Johnson, who was on the club’s practice squad for most of last season, suffered a gruesome dislocation of his right ankle as well as a fracture during 7-on-7 drills. He could very likely require surgery, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Johnson had a solid spring and was impressing onlookers.

“I really like him," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "He's been coming on since we got him. He's been improving every day. He worked out all offseason like a wild man. You hate seeing that. He's a great, great kid and a good player, too. He's a phenomenal player. He really had a chance to do something with our football team. It's tough. This is going to be a setback for him, but he's a battler, and he'll battle through it. It's hard. That's the toughest part about the game."

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