The New York Jets have been dealing with injury issues all season, and that's not about to change. With Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes already on the shelf for the rest of the season, nose tackle Sione Pouha and wide receiver Stephen Hill are not expected to play against the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. Dustin Keller is also up in the air for Monday's game, having missed practice two days in a row.
The New York Jets won't be at full strength the rest of the 2012 season, missing two of their biggest stars in Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes. Those absences make other injuries even more noticeable, without the star power to cover up other injuries that weaken the team in certain areas. The Jets can't afford to be a step behind, especially given the way they've played recently, and now they will be playing the undefeated Houston Texans shorthanded on Monday Night Football.
The Jets will likely be without Sione Pouha, the centerpiece of their defensive line. The Jets have struggled against the run all season, Sione Pouha hasn't really made his presence felt when healthy, and he has dealt with injuries throughout the first four games. The Jets signed Sione Pouha to a three-year deal this offseason.
Already without their top wide receiver, the Jets will also probably be missing wide receiver Stephen Hill. Stephen Hill was selected by the Jets in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, chosen to be their No. 2 wide receiver. He has been inconsistent, but his size and speed makes him a threat the defense has to respect. Without him on the field, the Jets will be without their two top threats in the passing game.
Plus, they might be missing tight end Dustin Keller. Dustin Keller has served as a security blanket for Mark Sanchez throughout his career, and now he could use him more than ever. Missing Dustin Keller in this game would be yet another major subtraction from the Jets passing game, and one they probably can't afford at this point.
The Jets are desperately trying to rebound, but injuries aren't helping their cause at this point. If the jets are going to make a stand on Monday, they will be forced to overcome the injuries that have crippled their roster.
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