When word broke Monday that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson would have core muscle surgery, there was a question about whether he’d be able to make it back on the field this season.

The answer came on Tuesday. The Eagles put Jackson on injured reserve and he’d have to miss eight games to have any chance of returning to action, so any return couldn’t come before the divisional round of the playoffs at the earliest.

The move ends a disappointing return to Philadelphia for Jackson.