Kyshoen Jarrett’s recovery from the shoulder injury he suffered in the Redskins’ regular season finale is ongoing, according to a report in The Roanoke Times.
Jarrett, who sustained nerve damage in his right shoulder during a scary collision with Cowboys’ running back Darren McFadden on Jan 3, told the newspaper that it’s possible he’ll miss OTAs this spring...and possibly a bit longer.
“It may have to wait a little bit longer than that,” Jarrett was quoted as saying. “My hope is to be ready by camp or before camp. Maybe mandatory mini-camp [in mid-June].”
“I really don’t know,” he continued. “I can’t really tell you a timeline on the nerve [damage]. They say nerves take the longest to heal. I know at three months, that’s when I’ll start seeking a lot of progression within my arm. But we’ll see; I’m not 100-percent sure.”
Jarrett added that he’ll have a more concrete timeline after meeting with doctors early next month. The second-year pro made his comments Wednesday while attending the Hokies’ Pro Day in Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Tech football beat writer Andy Bitter also noted that Jarrett appeared “noticeably skinnier” because he hasn’t been able to lift weights. Bitter also wrote that Jarrett was cautious with his right arm and shook hands lefty.
Jarrett also said he got married last month.
“I have a wife now and I’m looking to start a family soon,” he said. “That’s what’s really close in my heart. But I do love the game. I do love the NFL. It’s something I always dreamed about being—and NFL player.”
At the Combine last month, Coach Jay Gruden indicated that Jarrett was not close to being 100-percent.
“Kyshoen’s still rehabbing,” Gruden said. “It was a tough injury for him. He’s got a ways to go, but I know he’ll do everything he can to get himself right.”
Jarrett, a versatile defensive back who played more snaps on defense than any Redskins’ rookie in 2015, is one of four safeties on the roster, joining DeAngelo Hall, Duke Ihenacho and recently-signed David Bruton.