“He went as long as he could,” Jackson said.
Garrett was listed as limited on the injury report. Jackson would not guess whether this would affect his availability for Sunday’s opener against the Steelers.
“We’ll see,” Jackson said. “I don’t want to make medical decisions. I’m not very good at them. We’ll see where we are as we move through the week.”
Garrett had a foot issue in minicamp, but Jackson said he did not believe the ankle was related. Garrett was the draft’s first overall pick in this year’s draft.
“He was out there at practice; obviously he didn’t finish practice,” Jackson said. “Let’s just leave it at that. He didn’t finish today so we’ll see where we are.”
When he met the media before practice, Garrett refused to back down from his statement in the spring that he hoped to take down Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“Stand by it,” Garrett said. “You shouldn’t be scared to take anybody down.”
As for his thoughts on trying to take Roethlisberger down after watching tape: “He is no small fella,” Garrett said with a smile.