Adoree’ Jackson to have MRI on knee; Brian Daboll has no regrets about using him on punt return

Houston Texans v New York Giants
Getty Images

Giants cornerback Adoree' Jackson was knocked out of Sunday’s loss to the Lions when he hurt his knee in the first half and Jackson said after the game that no final diagnosis has been made at this point.

Jackson said, via Charlotte Carroll of TheAthletic.com, that X-rays were negative and that he will be going for an MRI to get more information about the nature of the injury.

The injury came when Jackson was returning a punt and head coach Brian Daboll was asked in his postgame press conference if he had any regrets about using a starting defensive player in that role. Daboll said he didn’t and added “it’s football” in response to the question.

Wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson also hurt his knee, center Jon Feliciano has a neck injury, cornerback Fabian Moreau hurt his ribs, and right tackle Tyre Phillips left with a neck injury, so there are a lot of aches and pains for the Giants to deal with ahead of their Thursday game against the Cowboys.

7 responses to “Adoree’ Jackson to have MRI on knee; Brian Daboll has no regrets about using him on punt return

  1. Well he didn’t have a lot of choices and signing someone off the street comes with ball security challenges. Shepard probably would have taken over PR’s if he wasn’t injured. If Beckham was really an option for them, I’d have to imagine he’d be returning punts but he’s headed to Buffalo.

  2. As Parcells use to always say….football players play football, you can’t be afraid to play someone for fear of injury. It’s the Giants, they will be lucky to win another game this year.

  3. They’re running out of options in most positions as they drop like flies. It feels like they always have more injuries than most other teams because they do have more injuries than most other teams.

  4. This is why you don’t play players in multiple positions when you don’t have to. Because if they get hurt, you have to fill 2 positions instead of 1. Belichek explained this on why there’s a punter and a kicker and not one player doing both. Coaching 101. Daboll is being stubborn to a fault here.

  5. That game was ugly, and, among lack of talent at some positions, injuries, and strength of schedule, the rest of the season might get a lot uglier. Buckle up your seats belts and don’t be fair weather fans.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.