EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants starting safety Bennett Jackson suffered a major knee injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars and will be lost for the season, the latest injury that has ravaged the team's most inexperienced position.
Free-agent safety Justin Currie broke his right ankle earlier in the game Saturday night covering a kickoff, and Jackson went down in the waning minutes of the 22-12 victory, playing because the team didn't have enough safeties.
Rookie Mykkele Thompson was lost last week when he sustained an Achilles tendon injury in the preseason game against Cincinnati. Second-round draft pick Landon Collins sprained a knee in that game, and Cooper Taylor (toe) and Nat Berhe (calf) were out with injuries sustained in practice.
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