The Los Angeles Changers announced that JC Jackson had ankle surgery on Tuesday August 23rd. The recovery timeframe for the surgery is two to four weeks. The initial news of this ankle surgery was definitely a shock to chargers as this news came out of nowhere. He had not missed one practice prior to this week. It was reported Monday August 22nd that he was not seen on the field due to an undisclosed injury. However, Jackson could potentially make a comeback sooner than expected. There’s even optimism that he could be available for the 2022 season opener against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Linsday Thiry of ESPN reported that the surgery was non-invasive and was to fix an issue that he was born with so “he could feel his best”. Per the Athletic, Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley noted that there was no structural problem with his ankle. “It’s more of a comfort level when he will decelerate at times,” Staley said, via Daniel Popper of TheAthletic.com. “It’s just more about his peace of mind moving forward, to do it now. That’s what he wanted to do and we supported that.” Staley continued to emphasize that this was minor and shouldn’t be an issue long term.
J.C Jackson on his IG story: “Minor set back for a major comeback” pic.twitter.com/zHVGsaV2Dw
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 24, 2022
This is great news considering the reaction from fans when the news first broke. JC Jackson let it be known via Instagram that this is just a “minor setback for a major comeback”. He is in good spirits and looks to get back on the field as soon as possible for the 2022 season.
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