T. Jackson Reportedly Has Sprained MCL in Right Knee

According to reports by Minneapolis-area media outlets, tests showed that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Saturday night's preseason game at Baltimore.

Jackson left the game a few plays after being hurt and the Vikings initially described the injury as a bruised knee.

According to today's reports, the Vikings remain optimistic that Jackson will be ready to play in the Sept. 8 regular season opener at Green Bay, a highly anticipated Monday night game.

His status for the remainder of the preseason is unclear.

However, it might be premature to pencil in Jackson to face the Packers. A sprained MCL generally requires 2-4 weeks of recovery time, so if Jackson is on the longer end of that, there could be some questions about his availability in the days leading up to the game.

By Mark Maske |  August 17, 2008; 6:52 PM ET  | Category:  Vikings
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