Claiborne will require a soft brace on his surgically repaired left wrist for the next 4-to-6 weeks, Calvin Watkins of Newsday reports. Claiborne underwent surgery on the wrist during his rookie season and needed a procedure on his left pinkie finger several years back, so the team wants to ensure the veteran cornerback avoids a more serious setback after recently sustaining a severe bruise in the area. He has already been donning the cast for two weeks, so the Jets are hopeful that he'll be back to full strength for the start of training camp. Claiborne is projected to serve in a starting role again in 2018 after appearing in 15 games in his first campaign in New York, logging 43 tackles, eight pass breakups and an interception.
Claiborne is recovering from a hand bruise, but he's expected to be ready for training camp, Connor Hughes of The Athletic New York reports. Claiborne was spotted with a cast on his left hand Tuesday, but it appears he's avoided a serious issue with it, and the team will just keep him out of commission until training camp rolls around. Assuming he's back for camp, Claiborne is expected to serve as a starting cornerback once again for the Jets, coming off a 43-tackle (34 solo) campaign in 2017. However, he's never totaled more than one interception in a season, limiting his upside as an IDP option.
Claiborne was seen with a cast on his left hand during OTAs on Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. It's unclear what the injury is, but it could be either the hand or wrist for Claiborne, who signed a one-year contract with the Jets back in March. The Jets will likely provide an update on Claiborne's health later on, but given that he is in a cast, the team will surely take every precautionary measure this early in the offseason.
Claiborne is probable to return to Sunday's game against New England after suffering a stinger, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Claiborne suffered the injury early on in Sunday's game after taking a blow to the neck and shoulder area. He likely won't take long to return from the issue.
Claiborne (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Connor Hughes of NJ.com reports. Claiborne has been nursing this injury for a majority of the season, but it's only kept him out one game -- Week 9 against Buffalo. He started Week 16's practice slate on the sidelines as well, so he's still in a good position to play Sunday against the Patriots. However, with just nine tackles (eight solo) and one pass breakup in his last six appearances, Claiborne isn't much of an IDP threat at this time anyway.
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