The Bengals lost Dre Kirkpatrick to a potentially severe knee injury on Sunday against the Ravens. For a moment, it seemed like they lost their other starter on the opposite side of the field.
During the second half, William Jackson III was missing for a drive. Though there wasn’t an injury-related reason given at the time, Jackson told ESPN’s Ben Baby that his shoulder popped out of its socket during the game.
Bengals CB William Jackson said his shoulder popped out, which is why he was on the sideline for a series in the second half.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 13, 2019
When Jackson went out, Torry McTyer came into the game and played six snaps for Jackson, who was getting treated on the sideline. They were the first six snaps of the season for McTyer, who is a third-year player.
Before this happened, Jackson was having a quiet day at cornerback. He allowed an 18-yard reception to rookie wide receiver Miles Boykin early on, but played fairly well for the remainder of the game.
Losing Kirkpatrick will now test the secondary’s depth even more, so thankfully Jackson’s injury wasn’t too serious for him to miss the rest of the game.