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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been placed on injured reserve after an MRI revealed an ACL injury, the team announced Tuesday.
Jackson played through the injury in last Monday’s win over the Carolina Panthers before realizing there was a more significant issue, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jackson, 33, released a statement addressing the injury:
This is obviously very disappointing for me personally. I had high hopes for this season because I know what we are capable of accomplishing as a team.
My top priority going into every season is being out there with my teammates and helping my team any way possible. While I may not be on the field for the foreseeable future, I will be focused on beginning my rehab as soon as possible and finding ways to support my teammates in whatever way I can.