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New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Suffers “Significant Ankle Sprain”

August 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Thursday's practice was a bit rough on the New York Giants, as the team saw multiple players not only miss practice due to injury, but leave practice due to injury. One of the most significant injuries was sustained by rookie cornerback Bennett Jackson, who suffered a serious ankle injury after getting tangled up with wide receiver Corey Washington, who also injured his heel during the play.

The good news for Jackson following x-rays was that he didn't suffer any breaks. The bad news, as head coach Tom Coughlin alluded to late on Friday, is that the sixth-round pick did suffer a "significant ankle sprain."

"There’s no fracture, but it’s a significant ankle sprain," Coughlin said.

Although Coughlin gave no details on exactly how much time Bennett is expected to miss, it's all but guaranteed he'll miss Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Buffalo Bills and significantly more time after that.

For Washington, his heel injury was much less severe. The wide receiver returned to practice on Friday and even hauled in a long touchdown from Curtis Painter — a play that was considered one of the best of the day.


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4 Responses to “New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Suffers “Significant Ankle Sprain””

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    This is too bad for Jackson but my guess is he was headed to the practice squad anyway. I do, though, hope he sticks there because I think he could be a player down the road. I especially like his size.

    I won’t get to see much of the game on Sunday but I suspect that we’ll get a pretty good sense of what we’ve got in Charles Brown, Mosley, and Richburg. I expect all three to get extended playing time. And we should see what Jay Bromley and Markus Kuhn bring to the table too.

    Two guys for whom Sunday counts for a LOT are Nassib and Herzlich. The former needs to start showing that he can be the #2 quarterback (I’m actually a bit optimistic about him based upon what I heard about his practices over the past week), and the latter needs to show that he’s still worthy of a roster spot. He can’t do that strictly on the basis of special teams ability. He needs to make plays as a linebacker.

    And, boy, am I rooting for Charles James to make some plays. I want to see that kid stick. My instincts tell me he’s the kind who will make big plays if given the chance.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      James worked with Steve Weatherford all offseason and came in in tremendous shape. Has looked solid in practice, makes plays out there and contributes on Special Teams. He deserves a shot, imo.

      •  fanfor55years says:

        Glad to hear you say so. This is a guy who has had to fight doubts all the way because of size. But one of this week’s inductees into the Hall of Fame, Aeneas Williams, had the same kind of doubts thrown his way for years while he was building a great NFL career. I remember thinking at the time that if it weren’t for Deion Sanders, and probably Rod Woodson too, the pundits would have been gushing over him. I think he was only about 1 1/2″ taller than James (they always claimed he was almost 6′ but there’s no way he was more than 5’10″) but the guy was ALWAYS around the ball and made play-after-play.

        I think that if Thurmond has the kind of season I’m expecting that the Giants won’t be able to afford signing him again and the slot corner position will be a competition between Hosley and James, and I wouldn’t mind that at all because I think both could be very, very, good.

  2.  Dirt says:

    Re: the previous article:

    I’m so happy for Strahan. On the eve of the crowning achievement of his career, he gets to announce that he’s a free man, able to bang indiscriminately, coast to coast.

    His luck is never going to end.

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