The New York Giants paid cornerback Adoree Jackson quite a lot to land him in free agency. Unfortunately, a ankle injury is threatening to hinder him heading into Week 1.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Jackson suffered an ankle sprain during today’s practice. Per the report there is “significant swelling” and more tests are needed to determine what level of sprain it is.
Rapoport expressed some optimism though. He noted that if “all goes well,” Jackson should be on pace to play in Week 1 of this season.
It’s not the first time that Jackson has been held back by injuries though. He missed 13 games with a knee injury in 2020 and four games in 2019 with various leg injuries.
Those injuries contributing to his former team, the Tennessee Titans, releasing him after the 2020 season.
#Giants CB Adoree’ Jackson, who went down in practice today, suffered a sprained ankle, sources say. He’s dealing with significant swelling and he’ll have tests to determine the severity and type of sprain. If all goes well, he’ll rest up for Week 1.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2021
When healthy though, Adoree Jackson is a versatile player who can play cornerback well and contribute on special teams and even offense at times.
In his first two seasons with the Titans after going 18th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, he had 27 passes defended, over 140 tackles, three forced fumbles and two interceptions. He also had 55 rushing yards and was the team’s primary returner as a rookie.
But the injuries started to mount in 2019, severely hindering his effectiveness. He’s played just 15 games over the past two seasons.
That didn’t stop the Giants from giving him a three-year, $39 million contract in free agency.
Hopefully the injury bug hasn’t followed Jackson to New Jersey.
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