Detroit Lions: Jerry Jacobs has torn ACL will miss the rest of 2021 season

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The Detroit Lions are no stranger to injury troubles this season, and once again, they have lost a player for the rest of the season. Even with things winding down for the season, it hurts the team to keep losing players.

This time it was Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs who was announced to be done for the season. Unfortunately, after an injury knocked him out of Sunday’s blowout loss to the Denver Broncos, it was found that Jacobs has torn his ACL.

That being said, he’s going to have to undergo surgery and will miss the next nine months away from the football field. It’s certainly an inopportune situation for the Lions and for Jacobs. As the Lions continue on, they will be without another cornerback as the injuries keep claiming players.

While he will miss the Lions’ last four games, but he also has to worry about being ready to go for the 2022 season when that finally rolls around. It’s a really tough injury given how well Jacobs had been playing, really and truly stepping up in the absences of others.

Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs is set to miss nine months with a torn ACL.

The Lions have had their fair share of injuries to deal with throughout this 2021 season. When it came to defensive backs, it was injury after injury, season-ending or not. Jacobs did a great job filling in and stepping in when needed, and it showed.

It was early in Sunday’s game where Jacobs sustained his injury and had to be helped off the field and carted to the locker room. But before that, Jacobs logged nine starts over 13 games for the Lions.

He was among top PFF performers at times throughout the year and was able to pitch in on defense and in special teams for the Lions. He’s been great in the absence of others but will be on the sidelines for nine months while he recovers.

At this point, the Lions are just going to have to make it through the rest of the season with whoever they can throw out there that is healthy. Cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman stepped in to replace Jacobs in Sunday’s loss.

Robey-Coleman is a practice squad addition who will likely be a frequent face throughout the rest of the year if the Lions need to dig into the extra depth to coast through these last four weeks.

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Best of luck to Jacobs on his road to recovery, and hopefully, he can be back on the field in time for training camp ahead of the 2022 season.