There is no word on if it's a torn ACL, which would end his season, but if it is instead an MCL injury, there is a chance he could return this year. With the IR process, Jackson will not be able to practice for six weeks, and play in a game for eight.
This is the second consecutive season that Jackson is dealing with a knee injury, as he missed six games last year with an MCL sprain. Despite feeling similar pain in that Monday night game against Carolina, he went on to make two key catches to set up the game-winning field goal.
In five games this season, which is his final season of a five-year deal, Jackson had just five catches for 173 yards. Although, he is one of 14 active players with 500 receptions, and is tied for sixth with six 1,000-yard seasons. Those six 1,000-yard seasons since 2008 are the most in the NFL during that span.
Tampa Bay also took a big blow with running back, Doug Martin, who suffered a setback with his hamstring injury. The lack of weapons on the offensive side of the ball is only making it more difficult for Tampa Bay to hang around with Atlanta in the NFC South division.