Eddie Jackson’s bounce-back season has hit a speed bump.
Two days after Jackson suffered a foot injury during the Bears’ Week 12 loss to the Jets, we’re beginning to get a feel for the severity of the injury. And, unfortunately, the news isn’t getting better as the time has passed. Jackson’s foot issue appears to be a Lisfranc injury, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo. And while Garafolo reports that Jackson is still getting opinions on the foot injury, the NFL media insider adds the Bears safety is “out indefinitely.”
Another day, another piece of news that will bum out Bears fans:
Ugh. I feel awful for Jackson, the soon-to-be 29-year-old safety who is the longest-tenured starting defensive player on the Bears. Jackson has been through some rough times (on and off the field) the last two seasons, but was looking and sounding like a player rounding into the playmaker we grew to love early in his career. And he was flourishing in a leadership role, speaking out in defense of how quarterback Justin Fields has been officiated and earning a captain’s patch along the way. That Jackson’s season — which was getting him Pro Bowl love from voters — could come to a crashing hault due to an injury suffered on one of the league’s worst surfaces stinks.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation for updates. Hopefully, this is just a minor setback for another major comeback.