Jordan Hicks left a game early for the third time this season, and this one is more concerning than the previous two.

The Eagles linebacker was carted off the field Monday night against the Washington Redskins with what the Eagles said was a right ankle injury, after the second play of the game. Hicks needed to be carried off the field and then was evaluated by the medical staff before a cart came to the take him to the locker room. He gave the crowd a thumbs up as he left, but he was soon declared out for the game.

A source with knowledge of the situation said Hicks suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon, an injury that almost certainly will end his season.

Hicks was questionable with a calf injury that caused him to leave the Eagles’ Week 6 game against Carolina early. Hicks said that injury occurred because he compensated for an ankle injury that had been bothering him. He left the Week 3 game against the Giants with an ankle injury. Hicks was limited at two practices leading up to Monday’s game and hinted that he wasn’t fully healthy but wanted to play.

“Is anybody 100 percent right now?” Hicks said Saturday. “Seven games in?”

The Eagles were already thin at linebacker on Monday, with Mychal Kendricks out. They used Najee Goode and Joe Walker as replacements for Hicks, who has battled injuries throughout his career.