Il promettente Zach Wilson dei Jets ha evitato l'infortunio di fine stagione; Risonanza magnetica prevista per sabato: rapporto

Wilson, che i Jets hanno redatto con la seconda scelta assoluta del 2021 Draft NFL, exited New York’s first preseason game after injuring his right knee.

Zach Wilson (2) of the New York Jets walks to the locker room after an injury against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Aug. 12, 2022.

Zach Wilson (2) of the New York Jets walks to the locker room after an injury against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Aug. 12, 2022. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Early indicationsare that Wilson reinjured his posterior cruciate ligament — he missed four games with a PCL injury his rookie season — and may miss just a few weeks, secondo ESPN.

Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters after the game Wilson will undergo an MRI Saturday to determine the severity of the injury, adding Wilson’s ACL issupposed to be intact.

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I’m going to let the MRI play out, and we’ll figure it out,” Saleh said Saturday.

Wilson hurt his knee in the first quarter after escaping the pocket and trying to cut back up the field on his scramble.

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Just run your butt out of bounds,” Saleh said after the game. “He got a little greedy, he wanted to get more. It’s a new sod, so the turf wasn’t exactly as firm as you want it to be.

Zach Wilson (2) of the New York Jets looks to pass during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field August 12, 2022, a Philadelphia. The Jets defeated the Eagles 24-21.

Zach Wilson (2) of the New York Jets looks to pass during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field August 12, 2022, a Philadelphia. The Jets defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Jets are counting on Wilson taking the next step as he enters year two, with the Jets upgrading their offensive weapons around Wilson in the offseason.

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“È orribile. Seeing not even just your quarterback but one of your brothers, in generale, go down,” first-round draft pick Sauce Gardner said after the game. “Because you know, alla fine del giorno, he’s giving it his all. He wants to be out there with us.

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A major injury to Wilson would be a devastating start to the season for the Jets, who are hoping to make big strides in Saleh’s second season as head coach. New York has already been hit with the injury bug early in the preseason, with first-round draft pick Mekhi Becton out for the season with a serious injury.

Zach Wilson (2) of the New York Jets walks to the locker room after being injured against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field Aug. 12, 2022 a Philadelphia.

Zach Wilson (2) of the New York Jets walks to the locker room after being injured against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field Aug. 12, 2022 a Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

“Alla fine del giorno, it sucks,” Saleh said Tuesday, secondo il New York Post, “for lack of a better word. But no one cares. You gotta get up, get ready, next man up, all those dumb clichés in these moments.

The Jets have veteran quarterback Joe Flacco and second-year pro Mike White on the roster. Both players started games for the Jets during the 2021 stagione.

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