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 had one of the best season of his career in 2017, playing in 15 games while recording 43 tackles and eight passes defensed. He'll figure to be one of the team's starting cornerbacks once again in 2018.
Claiborne (stinger) has returned to Sunday's game, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Claiborne suffered a stinger early in the first quarter of Sunday's game. The issue wasn't thought to be serious and likely won't impact Claiborne much at all going forward.
|2017||New York Jets||15||43||34.0||9||0||1||28||28.0||28||0||8|
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|2017||New York Jets||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|