The injury hits keep coming for the New York Giants.
On the same day it was announced that promising rookie receiver Wan’Dale Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that No. 1 cornerback Adoree’ Jackson will miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain.
Jackson suffered the injury while returning a punt in the Giants’ 31-18 loss to the Lions. He left the game and did not return.
Big Blue will now likely rely on the combination of Fabian Moreau, Darnay Holmes, Nick McCloud and Cordale Flott to anchor their defensive backfield as they continue their playoff push.
The Giants have four divisional matchups in their next four games – starting this Thursday against the Cowboys, followed by two matchups with the Commanders with a game against the NFC-best Eagles sandwiched in between. Their tattered secondary will have to deal with CeeDee Lamb, Terry McLaurin and A.J. Brown in that span – and if Jackson isn’t back by Week 16, they get Justin Jefferson and the Vikings.
Despite the loss to the Lions, the 7-3 Giants are still in playoff position, holding the six-seed if the regular season were to end today.