Just when it looked like the Colts were getting healthy in the secondary, they have suffered a significant setback.
Starting cornerback Marlin Jackson suffered a season-ending injury at Wednesday’s practice, tearing his anterior cruciate ligament as well as meniscus cartilage that will require at least one surgery and possibly two, a league source said.
Jackson could have his first surgery this week, but whenever it is, it will be a blow to the Colts. The former first-round pick from Michigan has started seven games this season and made 41 tackles. His absence will be immediately felt Sunday night when the Colts host the Patriots. Two years ago, it was Jackson who sealed the Colts’ AFC Championship victory by intercepting Tom Brady with 24 seconds remaining.
At a time when the Colts are getting ready to welcome back Pro Bowl safety Bob Sanders, they now have lost Jackson for the season.