Janoris Jenkins Reportedly Going on IR, Will Undergo Season-Ending Ankle Surgery

Ruben Hill
November 29, 2017

Janoris Jenkins is the latest New York Giants player to land on injured reserve, according to a source.

The New York Giants have placed cornerback Janoris Jenkins on the injured reserve list due to an ankle injury, according to Jordan Ranaan of ESPN. Jenkins aggravated the injury in the Giants' Thanksgiving night game against Washington while returning an interception for a touchdown and had a walking boot on the next day.

The Giants added defensive tackle Khyri Thornton to the roster. He is undergoing surgery on Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Giants will need to look elsewhere to replace Jenkins' coverage abilities for the remainder of the season. He is eligible to practice with the team this week and can play on Sunday in Oakland if elevated to the active roster by Saturday. Jenkins was suspended for failing to report on time after the team's bye week. Jenkins also had 31 tackles (27 solo), a team-high nine passes defensed, and forced a fumble.

Thornton, the fifth defensive player signed by the Giants this week, played four games for the Lions this season and recorded four tackles before being released November 21.

While the players on injured reserve stack up, they may soon be getting one back.

NY changed the status of defensive end Romeo Okwara from reserve/injured to reserve injured, designated for return.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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