Sporting News has confirmed that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson did not tear his ACL earlier this season, but his current knee injury is still bad enough to sideline him for the rest of the year.
Vincent Jackson has been out of action since week 5 when the team took on division rival the Carolina Panthers. In the game against Carolina, Vincent Jackson tweaked his knee and early reports speculated that might have torn his ACL, but these reports were false. What it is really surprising is that it took this long for the medical reports to get back to confirm that he did not tear his ACL.
Vincent Jackson, 33, is in a contract year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and it is looking like the team will not be re-signing him. After having three straight seasons of back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons the injuries were the biggest issue during his tenure with the team. In 2015, Jackson’s season ended in December when he injured his knee, missing 7 games.
V-Jax all than likely has played his last season with Tampa Bay and is scheduled to become a free agent at season’s end but many speculate he could consider retirement. This decision could be in play, but it will likely come down to how V-Jax feels after his recovery and if he wants to continue on to his third team in 13-seasons.