The New York Jets are anxiously anticipating news about the status of their star cornerback, Darrelle Revis, after he suffered a left knee injury in yesterday's 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins. The Jets fear that Darrelle Revis may have suffered an ACL tear, but can't be certain until they see the results of the MRI. Rex Ryan and the Jets are holding out hope that the MRI won't reveal a significant injury, but at this point the prognosis seems grim.
New York Jets cornerback and defensive centerpiece Darrelle Revis suffered a knee injury against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, his first game back after suffering a concussion against the Buffalo Bills in week one. The game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week two showed a glimpse of what life without Darrelle Revis would look like for the Jets, something they don't want to experience for an extended period of time.
The injury occurred without any contact, which isn't a good sign. Typically when a non-contact injury involving ligaments causes a player to remain down for a long time there is major damage done. There isn't much value in speculating at this point, but don't be surprised if the Jets will be without Darrelle Revis for a lengthy period of time.
In the event that Darrelle Revis is out indefinitely, the Jets will be forced to play some combination of Kyle Wilson and Ellis Lankster. the two will share the responsibilities as the second/third cornerbacks, likely switching based on matchups each week. It's far a cry from Darrelle Revis and will certainly force Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine to work a bit harder, but every NFL team deals with injuries.
For now Darrelle Revis, the Jets and their fans have to play the waiting game.
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