Johnson back after addressing mental health.

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Lane Johnson returned to his team after addressing his mental health.

Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has returned to the team following a two-week absence due to his mental health.

Johnson wrote his social media account to tell his story and also thanks those that supported him during the time.

“I would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support over the last two weeks,” he wrote on social media.

“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.”

The 31 years old was a surprise inactive prior to the Eagles’ Oct. 3 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

His replacement, Jack Driscoll, said he was notified just a couple of hours before kickoff that he would be starting.

His teammates continually wished Johnson well during his absence while keeping Johnson’s matter private.

“A lot of love for Lane. I’m praying for him,” quarterback Jalen Hurts said. “He’s in my heart, for sure.”

Sportscliffs       ESPN

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