Vincent Jackson has been placed on the injured reserve list.
Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay’s 33-year-old wide receiver, has an injury to his ACL and has been placed on the IR, the Buccaneers announced today.
The wideout played through the ACL injury on Monday, Oct. 10 without knowing it. He received no medical attention in Tampa Bay’s 17-14 win against the Carolina Panthers and later realized something was wrong.
#Bucs WR Vincent Jackson played through an injury to his ACL on Monday & received no medical attention. Realized later it didn't feel right.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 18, 2016
Buccaneers announced they placed WR Vincent Jackson on Injured Reserve after an MRI revealed an ACL injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2016
From the Buccaneers:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson on injured reserve due to a knee injury he sustained during the team’s Monday Night Football win over the Carolina Panthers on October 10. Jackson experienced discomfort following the game and a subsequent MRI examination revealed an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
“This is obviously very disappointing for me personally,” said Jackson. “I had high hopes for this season because I know what we are capable of accomplishing as a team. My top priority going into every season is being out there with my teammates and helping my team any way possible. While I may not be on the field for the foreseeable future, I will be focused on beginning my rehab as soon as possible and finding ways to support my teammates in whatever way I can.”
Jackson has totaled 173 yards on 15 catches this season.