JC Jackson Injury: Chargers' Corner Has Ankle Surgery, Week 1 Status Uncertain

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Jun 14, 2022; Costa Mesa, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) during
Jun 14, 2022; Costa Mesa, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) during / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chargers announced on Tuesday that $82.5 million cornerback J.C. Jackson underwent ankle surgery and will miss 2-to-4 weeks, putting his availability for Week 1 against the Raiders in question.

J.C. Jackson Injury Update

Jackson most likely underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery, according to the Pro Football Docs, and the length of his absence is difficult to predict as it will depend on how his ankle responds. 

The 26-year-old pro-bowler will have 19 days to recover from the minimally-invasive procedure in time for Week 1, which isn't out of the question. 

Once he returns to the field, Jackson shouldn't be hampered by the issue, which was “minor” according to Ian Rapoport. 

In three years as a starter for the Patriots, Jackson played all 49 possible games and never appeared on the injury report for an ankle injury. 

Jackson made 58 total tackles and led the NFL with 23 passes defended in 2021, and has made an NFL-best 22 interceptions over the last three seasons.

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