FLOREHAM PARK, NJ – New York Jets can exhale.
quarterback Zach WilsonSources told ESPN that Tuesday’s arthroscopic knee surgery was a success, without surprises from the original diagnosis.
Wilson was diagnosed with a meniscus tear and a bone bruise after a non-contact injury last Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, with sources initially saying recovery would take two to four weeks. There was no updated schedule, but the Jets avoided a nightmare scenario – a season-ending injury to the quarterback in year two.
One source said the meniscus only required a “trim” – as the planes expected. They were optimistic about the extent of the damage, but held off on any definitive statements until the arthroscopy conducted in Los Angeles by Dr. Neil Al-Atrash.
The planes are getting ready to start Joe Flacco In the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, the team he led to the Super Bowl title after the 2012 season.
The Jets don’t want Wilson back on the field, as sources have confirmed that they won’t play him until he’s 100%. It will likely take at least two weeks of training before he’s allowed to play, so the calendar is working against him for opening day.
Wilson, who was drafted for the second time overall in 2021, dropped in the second series of the pre-season opener. He got out of his pocket, and tried to gain extra yards instead of running out of limits. When he injured himself from the inside, he sprained his knee and took a dip in the grass. Leave the game immediately. The next day, an MRI revealed a bone bruise and a meniscus tear. Wilson chose a second opinion and traveled to Los Angeles.
In other injury news, aircraft put in place the right intervention Macy Picton (Break knee) on the injured reserve, ending his season. To replace him, they signed the left tackle Duane Brown and moved George Fant for correct handling.
The Jets directed their entire exit around Wilson, adding players around him, so a season-ending injury would be a devastating blow. However, coach Robert Saleh called it a “setback because he lost an incredible opportunity to get reps and play other defenses.”
Wilson will miss pre-season games against the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Giants. Aircraft also have common practices against those teams, which Saleh believes are invaluable.
Flacco, 37, has looked sharp in practice for the past three days, but hasn’t had much success recently as a rookie. He hasn’t won a start since 2019 (with the Denver Broncos) and lost 14 of his last 16, going back to 2018 – his last season with the Ravens. Saleh said he was confident of Flaco and Mike Whitewhich moves to the second string.
“It’s comforting and I’ll also shout out Mike White,” Saleh said. “I think we had three starting players at the beginning. Joe has proven throughout his time that he’s a winner. I know his record here wasn’t that great. I think it’s 0-5 or something… (But) he’s been efficient. Even in The Miami game last year that he started in, he was very effective. We have all the confidence in the world in him to get the job done.”