The New York Giants had a scare at the end of their joint practice with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, as cornerback Adoree' Jackson went down with an ankle sprain. Jackson was taken off on a cart at the conclusion of the practice and was dealing with significant swelling in the ankle, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Following an MRI, Rapoport reported on Thursday morning that Jackson indeed suffered a low-ankle sprain. It's good news, as he could be ready for the season opener against the Denver Broncos on September 12.
One of the top free agent signings by the Giants, Jackson signed a three-year, $39 million deal to start at cornerback opposite James Bradberry. Injuries have limited Jackson to just 14 games over the last two seasons, including just three last year with a knee injury that lingered throughout the season.
Jackson finished with just 12 tackles in 154 snaps in 2020, struggling in coverage as the knee injury clearly bothered him. The Giants are banking on a healthy Jackson to help out a defense that finished 16th in pass yards allowed last year.
The injury doesn't appear to be serious, but New York is crossing its fingers he will be ready for Week 1, and that there are no lingering effects.
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