Report: Chargers CB J.C. Jackson not expected to play Week 1 vs. Raiders

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The Chargers will be without their key offseason addition when they open up the 2022 regular season against the Raiders this Sunday.

According to NFL Media’s Taylor Biscotti, cornerback J.C. Jackson is not expected to play in Week 1.

Jackson is currently in a walking boot and did not practice on Monday.

Jackson had ankle surgery on Aug. 23, and at the time, head coach Brandon Staley said that he would be sidelined for two-to-four weeks while he was recovering.

Jackson hasn’t been ruled out of Los Angeles’ matchup with the Chiefs next Thursday night. But given how quick of a turnaround it is from Sunday, it wouldn’t be surprising if he couldn’t play.

While Jackson is sidelined, Michael Davis and Asante Samuel Jr. will start on the outside while Bryce Callahan plays in the slot.

Update: On Wednesday, Staley said Jackson is out of the walking boot and is now day-to-day.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire