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Report — Janoris Jenkins could need ankle surgery

Early-season injury has apparently lingered

New York Giants v Washington Redskins
Janoris Jenkins could be down and out for the Giants.
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New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins might need season-ending ankle surgery, per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jenkins was seen by reporters in a walking boot following Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins. In that game, Jenkins said his ankle impacted his ability to defend on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Josh Doctson that was the eventual game-winner for Washington.

Per Schefter, the ankle has been an issue for Jenkins for the past eight weeks. The cornerback, in the second year of a five-year, $62.5 million contract, missed the Giants’ Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury. That, apparently, has been an ongoing problem.

Jenkins served a one-game suspension earlier this season after apparently not reporting to the team on time or notifying them of his whereabouts when the Giants returned from their bye week. He had interceptions in each of the past two games, including one he returned for a touchdown on Thursday.

The Giants also lost cornerback Donte Deayon for the remainder of the season on Thursday when he suffered a broken forearm.