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Eagles’ Lane Johnson Talks Depression, Anxiety Forcing Hiatus



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Philadelphia Eagles veteran offensive lineman Lane Johnson is opening up about the depression and anxiety issues that he was dealing with that ultimately forced him to take a hiatus from playing football.

“I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support over the last two weeks” Johnson said in an official statement posted on his Twitter page.

“I appreciate the positive notes and messages as I’ve worked hard to restore my personal life. Depression and anxiety are things I’ve dealt with for a long time and have kept hidden from my friends and family. If you’re reading this and struggling, please know that you are not alone. I am excited to re-join my teammates and coaches. I’m grateful for the entire Eagles community and look forward to continuing to play in front of the best fans in the world!”

Johnson will be eligible to play this upcoming Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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