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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