Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson suffers foot injury

Jackson injured his foot making his only catch of the game.
DeSean Jackson's returned to the Bucs lineup Sunday. [Times files (2017)]
DeSean Jackson's returned to the Bucs lineup Sunday. [Times files (2017)]
Published December 23 2018
Updated December 23 2018

DALLAS — Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson's return from thumb injury was interrupted Sunday when he was sidelined with a foot injury.

Jackson, who missed the past three games, hobbled off the field after making a 24-yard catch from Jameis Winston late in the second quarter that set up the Bucs' touchdown.

After the play, Jackson hobbled off the field with and fell to the ground on the sideline holding the bottom part of his right leg writhing in pain.

Jackson suffered a foot injury, the Bucs announced shortly into the third quarter. By the end of the quarter he had returned.

Jackson had three targets before his departure, including one deep ball down the Cowboys sideline in which Winston overthrew him.

Adam Humphries took a hard hit on the same drive while making a catch across the middle, a hit that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty for an illegal hit on a defenseless receiver. Humphries returned to the game on the Bucs' first drive of the second half.

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