The Carolina Panthers shall be down a beginning cornerback for the remainder of this season.
Donte Jackson suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Thursday night time’s recreation towards the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, the staff introduced Friday.
Jackson appeared to undergo the harm within the fourth quarter of the sport after he fell to the bottom as he was attempting to deal with quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Jackson limped to the sidelines after the non-contact harm throughout Carolina’s 25-15 win over Atlanta.
He underwent an MRI Friday, and the staff later confirmed the harm would finish his season.
Jackson began in all 9 of Carolina’s video games this season and recorded 30 tackles and two interceptions. One in every of his interceptions was a decide six.
The previous LSU standout began 60 video games over his five-year profession with the Panthers. He has 14 profession interceptions.
The 27-year-old was chosen within the second spherical of the 2018 NFL Draft. He signed a three-year, $35 million contract extension with the Panthers within the offseason.
Carolina is anticipated to exchange Jackson with cornerbacks Jaycee Horn and C.J. Henderson for the remainder of the 12 months.
Horn was the Panthers’ high decide in final 12 months’s draft, whereas Henderson was taken with the No. 9 general decide in 2020.
The Panthers are 3-7 however are nonetheless within the race for the NFC South title. The primary-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a document of 4-5.
The Bucs traveled to Germany this week for a recreation towards the Seahawks.
The Panthers, whose Week 10 win ended a two-game dropping streak, journey to Baltimore Nov. 20 to face the Ravens.