Add Bennett Jackson to list of injured Giants safeties
It’s getting to the point where Giants safeties might just want to go ahead and register with local hospitals before even taking the field since they know there’s a good chance that they’ll wind up there once the action starts.
The Giants started Saturday night’s game with the Jaguars with Landon Collins, Nat Berhe, Cooper Taylor and Mykkele Thompson already dealing with injuries of varied severity and they saw Justin Currie fracture his ankle during the game. That wasn’t the end of the injuries at the position, though.
Bennett Jackson started with Jeromy Miles on Saturday and played into the fourth quarter, when he was forced out of the game with a knee injury. Jackson left the stadium with a brace on his right knee and didn’t talk to reporters.
“It’s amazing with the way that’s going,” coach Tom Coughlin said, via NJ.com. “We earmarked it as a problem position for us with the safety position and we had two guys hurt in that spot. Hopefully we’ll get a couple of guys back to practice that weren’t able to play. It’s just hard to even comment on.”
The Giants signed Brandon Meriweather to help stay afloat at the position after the wave of injuries thinned out the ranks heading into the matchup with Jacksonville and Berhe and Collins are expected back soon.