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Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs out 9 months with season-ending ACL injury

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs out 9 months with season-ending ACL injury

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Dec 13
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Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs will miss the remainder of his rookie season due to a knee injury he suffered in during Sunday’s 38-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Jacobs, who came to the Lions undrafted from the Arkansas Razorbacks, was making his ninth consecutive start on Sunday when a teammate rolled onto his leg during a play.

The 24-year-old Jacobs revealed the news Monday on social media.

“It pains me to announce that I have suffered an ACL injury,” he posted on Twitter. “This is a minor setback for a major comeback. I can’t wait to get back on the field and play for the best fans in the NFL. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”

Jacobs season ends with 34 tackles, three for losses, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 13 games.

“You feel awful,” head coach Dan Campbell said about the extent of Jacobs’ injury. “Because he really has, he’s improved so much. Particularly from spring just to where he’s been playing lately. Before he got hurt, he had already been doing some good things. You hate it for him. You don’t want any of your guys to get hurt, particularly one of these long-term injuries.

“The other thing is that I hate that it happened now, in December, you know,” he continued. “That’s probably a nine-month injury. Somewhere in there. The good news is, is that it’s repairable. He’ll work at it. He’ll come back and he’ll be better than he was. But yeah, you hate it. You hate it for him and hate it for our team.”

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