NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jets fans were surely thinking the worst on Sunday with Darrelle Revis down on the field, clutching his left knee and writhing in pain.
It seems the team is also readying for bad news.
The Jets “fear” Revis suffered a season-ending ACL tear during Sunday’s 23-20 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins, according to the New York Post.
The All-Pro cornerback left the game late in the third quarter, falling to the grass untouched after his left leg gave way. He walked off the field under his own power, but was later carted to the locker room.
The Jets will soon find out more with Revis scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. Though they’re thinking the worst, the team is “hoping it’s no worse than a torn medial collateral ligament,” the Post reported.
“I’m always concerned with guys being injured,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “And clearly with Darrelle, I mean that’s your best player. So of course you’re going to be concerned.”
Jets fans can expect to see much more of Kyle Wilson if Revis is forced to miss an extended period of time.
“It’s huge,” Calvin Pace said of Revis’ injury. “I wouldn’t necessarily call it devastating. We’ve got enough guys who have played. In this day in the league, it’s a next-man-up mentality. I hope it’s nothing serious. If he can’t play, it has to be Kyle (Wilson) or Ellis (Lankster) or whoever. We have to keep moving because we have some opponents with serious weapons.”
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