Cockrell suffered a left tibia fracture in training camp last season, and finally gained medical clearance. The 27-year-old was solid during his last full NFL season in 2017, racking up 50 tackles (37 solo) and three interceptions in 16 games. Expect Cockrell to be a full-go for training camp and compete for a spot in the Panthers' secondary.
Cockrell broke his left tibia and fibula during Monday's practice and underwent surgery to repair the leg. The 26-year-old is expected to miss the entirety of the 2018 regular season due to the unfortunate injury, with a long recovery process ahead. Kevon Seymour and second-rounder Donte Jackson should compete for a starting job at cornerback in Cockrell's absence.
Cockrell will endure a lengthy road to recovery after suffering the brutal leg injury in training camp, and he's now likely set to miss the entirety of the 2018 regular season. Expect Kevon Seymour and rookie Donte Jackson to compete for a starting role at cornerback with Cockrell sidelined.
Cockrell, who was carted off the field during Monday's practice, has officially been diagnosed with a broken left leg, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Cockrell's upcoming long-term absence will lend Kevon Seymour additional reps with the first-team defense throughout training camp, while second-rounder Donte Jackson could also compete for a starting job at cornerback next to James Bradberry and Captain Munnerlyn. Cockrell's unfortunate situation could involve a missed season after he appeared in at least 15 games each of the past three years.
Cockrell injured his leg during Monday's practice, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Cockrell went down in the end zone following a collision with wide receiver Torrey Smith, yelling in pain that he believed his left leg was broken. Cockrell was carted off the field as practice came to an end, perhaps making his last appearance of training camp. An extended absence likely would give Kevon Seymour more chances with the first-team defense, though rookie second-round pick Donte Jackson could also be in the mix for a starting job. James Bradberry is locked in at the other outside cornerback spot, while Captain Munnerlyn figures to man the slot.
|2017||New York Giants||16||50||37.0||13||0||3||1||0.3||1||0||11|
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|2017||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|