Ankle surgery to sideline Los Angeles Chargers cornerback JC Jackson approximately 2-4 weeks

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers cornerback JC Jackson underwent ankle surgery on Tuesday, the Chargers announced.

It is estimated that Jackson will return in approximately 2-4 weeks.

A source told ESPN that Jackson underwent a non-invasive procedure to correct something he was born with “so he could feel better.”

The Chargers open the season Sept. 11 by hosting the Las Vegas Raiders, then travel to Kansas City for a short week to face the Chiefs in Week 2 of Thursday Night Football.

Jackson, 26, joined the Bolts through free agency last March, signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract.

The NFL’s interceptions leader since 2018 (25), Jackson is expected to play a key role in a unit that traded in the offseason for outside linebacker Khalil Mack and fires rusher Joey Bosa and safety Derwin James.

Jackson’s procedure was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at New York Hospital of Special Surgery.

Jackson entered the NFL in 2018 as an undrafted free agent and played four seasons with the New England Patriots.

Last season, Jackson intercepted eight passes and deflected a league-high 23 passes, earning his first Pro Bowl selection.

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